Ronnie Spector, Strong Harlem Woman

Ronettes in their Harlem NY apartment 1966_L to R Estelle Bennett_Nedra Talley_ Ronnie Bennett Spector at piano_Credit Photographer Kevin .JPGImprisoned by her husband, “little Ronnie Bennett from Spanish Harlem” has now turned her tale of survival into a stage show.

Where else to meet Ronnie Spector, the Sixties girl-group icon, but in the ladies loos? The woman who once boasted the Rolling Stones as her opening act is primping her hair in the mirror, an enormous and fragrant mane bigger than her torso. Continue Reading →

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Spanish Harlem’ cover, 1971

spanish harlemSpanish Harlem” is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector, and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Continue Reading →

Aretha Franklin “Spainish Harlem”, 1971 (video)

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and pianist. She is known to her fans as “The Queen of Soul”. Continue Reading →