Kyla Jade - Freeway of Love - Aretha Tribute from Trumpet Awards - 2018

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"Freeway of Love" is a song by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was written by Jeffrey Cohen and Narada Michael Walden and produced by the latter for her thirtieth studio album Who's Zoomin' Who? (1985). The song features a notable contribution from Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist from Bruce Springsteen’'s E Street Band. Sylvester, Martha Wash, and Jeanie Tracy provided backup vocals on "Freeway of Love".

Released as the album's leading single, it became Franklin's highest-charting single in twelve years, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while topping the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for five weeks from July 27, 1985 to August 24, 1985 (her milestone twentieth number-one hit on the chart).[1] In a remixed "rock" version, the song also topped the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.[2] The accompanying promotional music video was filmed entirely in the Detroit, Michigan area, and became one of the most popular videos of the year. "Freeway of Love" earned Franklin her 12th Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Owing to the pink Cadillac appearing on the album cover and several times in the lyrics, more than 100 pink Cadillacs accompanied Franklin in her funeral procession in August 2018.
Personnel
Aretha Franklin: lead vocals
Narada Michael Walden: drums and percussion
Randy "The King" Jackson: synth bass
Walter "Baby Love" Afanasieff: keyboards
Preston "Tiger Head" Glass: keyboards and keyboard vibes, backing vocals
Corrado Rustici – guitar
Greg "Gigi" Gonaway: tambourine
The Santana Rhythm Section: percussion
Clarence Clemons: saxophone, guest appearance (courtesy of Columbia Records)
Karen "Kitty Beethoven" Brewington, Carolyn Franklin, Jim Gilstrap, Sylvester, Vicki Randle, Jeanie Tracy, Martha Wash, Laundon Von Hendricks: backing vocals
In 1986, "Weird Al" Yankovic covered the song as part of his polka medley "Polka Party!".
The song was covered in 2009 by house music/dance singer Pepper Mashay.[17]
A version by jazz musician Lea DeLaria appears in and on the soundtrack of the 2017 Pixar movie Cars 3.
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Music
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aretha, franklin, marta wash, the voice, dr bobby jones, gospel show, choir, karen clark, high note
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