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Friday, January 20, 2012

Farewell Etta James

In November I reviewed Etta's final CD - The Dreamer. In December it was announced that the singer was terminally ill. Today she died - 5 days short of her 74th birthday.
A punchy, earthy, blues, rock, jazz singer who knew no stylistic boundaries Etta James lived her rock and roll, rhythm 'n' blues lifestyle to the full and it filtered through in her music. When Etta sang - people listened, and so they should. It came from the heart, it came from the soul.
Very sadly missed.
Lance.

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