Friday Music Pick - Aretha Franklin

Today's music pick is a tribute to the legendary soul singer, Aretha Franklin who has passed away at the age of 76, following a battle with cancer. The Queen of Soul stole the hearts of many with songs like (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Respect and I Say A Little Prayer. She passed away at her home in Detroit, the same city where her father preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church and where she began singing.

A musician who inspired others, an activist within the civil rights movement and an icon for feminists, this is a woman who leaves behind an impressive legacy. Worshipped by singers from Beyonce, Mariah Carey to Alicia Keys, Franklin has had a pouring of tributes come in since news of her death broke yesterday. As sad as her passing is, this is a life to be celebrated.

A big voice for a big soul. RIP Aretha Franklin.

Here is one of our favourite tracks, I Say A Little Prayer: