Singer re-records song

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin will re-record the song she sang at Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony as she was unhappy with her performance.

Aretha Franklin is quite simply a legend of modern music. Her 1967 hit 'Respect' became a civil rights anthem, turning the Otis Redding song into an anthem for peace and understanding.

Remaining a probing and searching artist, Franklin has long been an outspoken supporter of civil rights.

The singer was chosen to sing at Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington DC on January 20th, but claims she was unable to give her best due to the cold weather. Franklin has therefore entered the studio to re-record 'My Country, 'Tis Of Thee'.

The new version of the song will be released as a digital download later this week.

In other inauguration news, Beyonce has caused a row with Etta James after choosing to sing her song 'At Last' at the Obama inauguration ball. Apparently James is not happy, as she is not an Obama supporter and doesn't like anyone singing her songs.

Beyonce played Etta James in the Chess Records biopic 'Cadillac Records'.

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