PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Motown Actress and Soul Singer Morgan James Shares Her Musical Inspirations
04 Sep 2013
"Ain't No Way" (The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin). No one beats the soul, sass and musicianship of the amazing Aretha. I am inspired by and listen to her every single day. I have written a song called "Say the Words" that I would like to think Aretha would choose.
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