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Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets With the Queen

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Jewels in the Crown

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Aretha Franklin

We gave it a B-

Franklin could sing the assembly instructions for an IKEA desk and it’d sound good. In fact, that might be a superior listen to the older duets included on Jewels in the Crown, often cursed with ’80s-era production (the ripping ”Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves” with Eurythmics excepted). Move along, instead, to new offerings: ”Put You Up on Game” finds Fantasia not disgracing herself, while John Legend gets a nifty case of the James Browns on ”What Y’All Came to Do.”
DOWNLOAD THIS: ”Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves”