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« on: January 20, 2012, 02:33:12 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-etta-james-20120121,0,1608543.story
Etta James, acclaimed blues and R&B singer, dies at 73
Etta James, perhaps the quintessential R&B diva, was equally at home singing unadulterated blues, searing R&B and sophisticated jazz. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and her biggest hit, 'At Last,' has been enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2012


Etta James performs at L.A.'s Cocoanut Grove nightclub in 1976. (File photo)

Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday morning, said her son, Donto James. She was 73.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 03:24:43 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asRUxQ7HkGM
Etta James - Jump Into My Fire

One of my favorite Etta numbers

 
RIP and major accolades for the legendary Etta James

You will be missed, Ms James Sad
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 07:45:31 PM »

Etta James was on Dancing with the Stars two years ago and she did her signature song "At Last" and was fabulous.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GPBGIBc3YV4?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/GPBGIBc3YV4?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 01:53:13 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oqdpEgCwJc

Sad ETTA JAMES - AT LAST- Live - 1993 Hall of Fame Awards


Video Uploaded by Gerry Galligan. A Tribute to the Queen of Blues the Late and Great Etta James RIP - 1938 - 2012-
Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 -- January 20 2012

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 02:21:48 PM »

http://entertainment.time.com/2012/01/20/a-voice-of-gold-a-life-of-pain-etta-james-1938-2012/

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Remembrance A Voice of Gold, a Life of Pain: Etta James, 1938-2012

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Jamesetta was just five, in 1943, when she found her vocation, religion and lifeline. Professor James Earle Hines, musical director of the Echoes of Eden Choir at Saint Paul Baptist Church in Los Angeles, heard the child sing:


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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 03:04:42 PM »

http://www.kvue.com/entertainment/more/138260059.html
Family, friends gather for Etta James' funeral
January 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hundreds of Etta James' friends, fans and family gathered Saturday at a Los Angeles-area church to remember the legendary rhythm and blues singer who died this month.

Mourners at James' funeral are expected to include entertainment luminaries, with both Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera scheduled to perform. Aguilera will sing the song that James made famous, "At Last," while Wonder will perform with the church's choir. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy.

James died Jan. 20 at age 73 after battling leukemia and other ailments. She was most famous for her rendition of "At Last," and in her decades-long career, she became revered for her passionate, soulful singing voice. Her version of the song has become an enduring anthem for weddings and commercials.
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James won four Grammy Awards, including a lifetime achievement honor and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

She scored her first hit when she was just a teenager with the suggestive "Roll With Me, Henry," which had to be changed to "The Wallflower" in order to get airplay. Her 1967 album, "Tell Mama," became one of the most highly regarded soul albums of all time, a mix of rock and gospel music
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She won her first Grammy Award a decade later, and two more in 2003 and 2004.

She is also an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

James is survived by her husband and two sons.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 09:09:54 AM »

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/hip-hop-media-training/etta-james-honored-christina-aguilera-tribute-funeral-011809473.html

PHOTOS from Etta James's funeral

Aguilera dropped her already deep register a few octaves to belt the song's opening, "At last," prompting shouting and whistling from the congregation. Before Aguilera began singing, she described James as "the one that cut right to my soul."


 

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