Most of us who are Aretha Franklin fans, know that apart from her phenomenal R&B artist, she has ALWAYS been one of the greatest Gospel singers...ever! Shows how long that's been true.
Aretha (forgive the familiarity, but fans have pretty much given her 'one name status'), started singing in her father's (Dr. C.L. Franklin) church in Detroit when she was a child. She accompanied him on the revival circuit around the country thrilling the hearts of countless worshipers.
The song in this post, 'Precious Lord,Take My Hand' has been a standard in the Black Church for decades. This is Aretha singing the song, a little over 50 years ago, when she was 14. FOURTEEN! Amazing.