Consideration, Respect, Moderation, Whitney.
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Mar 21 17 7:07 PM
Jun 15 17 1:04 AM
"Clive had come up with the idea to have
Aretha and Whitney duet on a song that would portray these two women
fighting over the same man, which was kind of ridiculous given the age
difference. However, while Nippy had agreed to do this and was in
Aretha's neck of the woods out of genuine love-'This is my FAMILY'- the
competition between divas runs deep. We rolled tape and the two women
did their thing in front of the mics, taking turns singing, duetting,
and interacting with one another as if they were buddies from way back.
Several takes were recorded. Then on the last one, toward the end of the
song-immediately after the Queen did some jazz-style scatting and
Whitney interjected with 'That's Aretha- Nippy vamped a staggering vocal
lick that would be hard to match, let alone outdo."
"Without a doubt, she (Whitney) was
still upset by how she had been treated and this was evident when, as
soon as her work had been completed, Whitney gave me a hug, said a quick
good-bye to her aunt, and departed the session early. I felt a little
awkward, but without pausing to take a breath, Aretha turned to me and
said, 'Go to the part of the tape where she did that thing and punch me
in right after it.'So that's what we did. Aretha reared back and
performed an absolutely phenomenal riff before saying 'Do it again.' She
didn't normally work like this but we ended up doing eight takes right
on that spot to make sure that where Whitney had just knocked her- and
everyone else- out Aretha had a comeback!"
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