Monday, May 27, 2024

Exclusive Premiere: Aretha Franklin’s Gorgeous Version of “Teach Me Tonight”


Dinah Washington made Sammy Cahn’s “Teach Me Tonight” (lyrics by Gene dePaul) a hit in 1954. Twenty years later, Phoebe Snow did likewise. Now Aretha Franklin does a gorgeous job of it on her new “Songs of the Great Divas” collection that hits iTunes, amazon, and stores on Tuesday. Here is Aretha’s version, and it swings:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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