Respect, Baby

Here are a couple of videos of Aretha Franklin performing “Respect”:

An early (1960s?) performance
A performance from 1990
Live, 1967

We’ll listen to two versions in class, while discussing the text and the idea of “textual instability” in songs and poetry.

In other news, our poetry reading will definitely be happening at the OBF on December 10th from 5:00pm (to 7:00pm?). See you there, everyone!

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