Friday, January 20, 2012

lady sings the blues

etta james, (january 25, 1938 - january 20, 2012)
Legendary jazz and blues singer Etta James passed away today.  Like most people my first introduction to her was "At Last."  You'll get no objection from me that that's a fairly spectacular song but Etta James was so much more.  In fact, "At Last" is the least characteristic of what she did best - raw, yearning and often defiant odes to heartbreak.  That made you want to hit the dance floor.  So use this opportunity to get to know her better or to remember why you love her.

Remembering Etta by Heather Allaby on Grooveshark

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