Erma Franklin: Piece of My Heart

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ERMA FRANKLIN

(March 13, 1938 – September 7, 2002) was an American gospel and R&B singer. Erma was the elder sister of American singer / musician Aretha Franklin and singer / songwriter Carolyn Franklin.

Erma Franklin’s best known recording was the original version of ‘Piece of My Heart’, written and produced by Bert Berns, and recorded in 1967, for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award

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Erma Franklin Isn’t Just Aretha’s Older Sister

During a recent appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the hostess asked Erma Franklin, “What is it like to be the sister of Aretha?” Before Erma could answer, her sister, Aretha interjected, “Erma is her own woman!” ...

Erma Franklin – ‘Soul Sister’ (1969)

Some sibling musicians live in the shadow of their siblings (Chris Jagger, Andy Yorke), others carve their own path (Solange) or are collaborators (HAIM, Allman Brothers). Erma Franklin is a bit of all those things. Erma Franklin’s story is ...

Dee Dee Warwick & Erma Franklin: Forgotten Sisters Of Soul

The history of music is littered with lost treasures once overlooked and out of circulation, now easily rediscovered through the internet. None are more deserving of your time and ears than two women, who by fate or chance, have always ...