God greets Aretha Franklin with more than a little Respect

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Aretha Franklin was greeted at the pearly gates in the way the Queen of Soul should.

The singer has passed away at the age of 76, leaving behind a body of work spanning seven decades and 20 US number one hits.

Watching Aretha strut past, St. Peter commented “that’s that lady from The Blues Brothers. I loved her in that.”

“Her cameo in Blues Brothers 2000 even made me resent the rest of that film a little less.

Dressed in his best suit, a nervous God said, “I’ve actuallybeen really nervous to meet this incredible woman. And that doesn’t happen for just anyone.

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“When she hit those big notes in (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I get goosebumps. Which is quite hard to do when you’re an omnipotent deity without a traditional human form – that’s how good she is.

“And when she sang Say A little Prayer For You, that was just the best prayer ever, and trust me, I’ve heard some belters in my time.

“When she sang, believe me, I paid attention, as did everybody else. You couldn’t not, really. What a voice, what a spirit. No wonder she was seen as such a powerful symbol to the black community in the 60s through to today.

“I was so proud to see her win an award from Maritn Luther King – he told me he can’t wait to see her again.

“Anyway, I don’t want to make this about me but I was on bloody good form the day I created her.”