Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Aretha Set To Release Christmas Album
The upcoming holiday season will get a good heaping of soul courtesy of Aretha Franklin. The 'Queen of Soul' will release the first holiday album of her fifty year career. Fifty two years to be exact, Aretha released her first album in 1956. Aretha's camp has discouraged the Queen from recording a holiday album for decades but the Queen has a different view on things,"it was just so grossly remiss that I have not had a Christmas album. It was just ridiculous...I'd be at home cooking and enjoying the holidays and listening to everybody but myself. I wasn't enjoying that." Starting October 14, Aretha and others can throw down in the kitchen while listening to This Christmas.