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NEW YORK — It’s easy to forget that “Respect” wasn’t originally Aretha Franklin’s song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her.
She transformed Otis Redding’s song into a classic worldwide anthem — especially for the feminist and civil-rights movements — making it one of the most recognizable and heard songs of all time.
Redding’s 1965 original focused on a man asking his woman for some respect after he worked a long, hard
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