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A Musician and Friend Remembers The Queen of Soul

Listen with the audio player above. CultureShift airs weekdays at noon on 101.9 WDET


Dozens of artists will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin on Thursday, August 30, at Chene Park in Detroit.

One of those performers is L.J. Reynolds of Detroit’s legendary soul group The Dramatics

Reynolds was not only a musical contemporary of Franklin, he was also a friend.

CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire spoke with Reynolds about the Queen of Soul’s singular talent and how her legacy lives on. 


Check out Reynolds’ 1972 underground soul classic ‘We’re in the Middle’ below. 

Image credit: Stax Records

Aired on: CultureShift
About the Author

Amanda LeClaire

Host, CultureShift

Host of WDET’s arts, culture, and music program, CultureShift.   Follow @amandalee_lec

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