Song of the Day

Today’s song of the day is a smokin’ live version of Spirit In The Dark by Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin  Taken from Aretha’s double album Live At The Fillmore, this is part of Aretha’s performance of that song at this concert.  If you want to see the whole 25 minute version, which also features Aretha doing the song first by herself, you can see that here.  Soul doesn’t get much better than this.  The band is crack.

And here’s a video of Aretha and Ray Charles performing the song live at the Fillmore in 1971. Ray comes in at the 6:55 minute mark (give or take).

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