Listen to the Sat. Aug. 18, 2018 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features reports on Zimbabwe, Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ghana. The second and third hours will be dedicated to the life, times and contributions of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin who joined the ancestors on Wed. Aug. 16, 2018. We listen to a rare recording of a concert given by Aretha in Amsterdam in 1968. In addition we review some of the early recordings of the Queen of Soul when she was a teenager singing at New Bethel Baptist Church. Later we re-examine the influence of Rev. C.L. Franklin on the artistic and social development of Aretha.