Erma Franklin: Piece of My Heart


Carolyn Franklin

Erma and Aretha Franklin’s youngest sister, Carolyn Franklin wrote some moderately successful songs: ‘Without Love’, ‘Baby Baby Baby’, ‘I Was Made for You’, and ‘Sing It Again-Say It Again’ are among the various Carolyn Franklin compositions. She was one of ‘s background vocalists five years, and also recorded as a solo artist for RCA. Her most successful release was ‘It’s True I Gonna Miss You’, which reached #23 on the R&B charts in 1969

By Hannah Vettese. Writer, Editor and Music Specialist

Aretha Franklin

An American singer, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as ‘I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)’, ‘Respect’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’, ‘Chain of Fools’, ‘Think’, and ‘I Say a Little Prayer’ propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Franklin had come to be known as the ‘Queen of Soul’