Friday, January 20, 2012

Etta James has passed away

Born in 1938, Etta is a gospel prodigy. In the 60's her career soared especially after being sign to Chess records. She sang heart breaking ballads like "All I could do is cry, At last, Trust in me" to name a few. Sadly, heroin addiction affected both her personal and professional life. Her career has been marked with skyward success and hallowed doldrums. One of the highlights late in her career was winning the Grammy award for best contemporary blues in 2003 for the album - Let's roll. I hope the recent news about Etta James is a nasty rumor regarding her illness. Unfortunately, time waits for no one!
The blues have been hit hard with the death of EttaHubert Sumlin, and Johnny Otis (R&B).
Without ETTA JAMES there wouldn't be Beyonce and now Rachel Crow!

This is the Warren Haynes Band performing "I'd Rather Go Blind" in Philadelphia last May
Warren Haynes Band - "I'd Rather Go Blind" by Warrenhaynes

Get well Etta!

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