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Erma Vernice Franklin (March 13, 1938 – September 7, 2002) was an American soul, rhythm and blues, and pop singer. Erma and her sisters, Aretha Franklin and Carolyn Franklin, got their start singing for their father, Reverend C.L. Franklin's, Detroit-area Baptist church.

Erma's best known record is the original version of Piece of My Heart. The song was covered in different arrangements by Janis Joplin, Faith Hill,…

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  • “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” –Hebrews 13:8
  • Me enamore de esta mujer...
  • I love Franklin family
  • awww, you're all being unfair. His is more or less OK. Hers is simply superb though.
  • That Shaggy song is an excellent example of how you can turn an excellent song into a really bad one... ugh.. get rid of Shaggy!
  • I couldn't agree more. Be gone! GOne i say
  • can someone please get rid of shaggy. erma deserves better

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