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Morning music: Aretha Franklin deserves respect

Fifty years ago today, an 18-year-old teenager from Tennessee walked on stage of the Village Vanguard in New York City. She opened her mouth and belted out a song in a voice that would become an American classic. Aretha Franklin, the first lady of soul, deserves a little respect.

By Melissa Bell  | October 11, 2010; 7:50 AM ET
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