I had not been in the jazz environment, having been brought up in the church. But once I got to New York, and I was signed to perform at The Village Gate and the Vanguard and clubs like that, and these - the Vanguard was one of the most elite, if not the most elite, jazz club out there.

Aretha Franklin

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Author Profession: Musician
Nationality: American
Born: March 25, 1942
Died: August 16, 2018

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