Stax Records President Al Bell Honors Aretha Franklin, a Lost Icon in 2018

As part of our end-of-year round up, iconic record label executive Al Bell, responsible for soul legends like Isaac Hayes and Otis Redding, tells personal stories about meeting Aretha Franklin when she was 16 and her cultural legacy

Ericka Blount Danois

Ericka Blount Danois is a Baltimore based journalist, writer, researcher, producer and author.