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Etta James, RIP


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Legendary blues singer Etta James has passed on. Read more here:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/arts/music/etta-james-singer-dies-at-73.html

 

Particularly remembered for her terrific "At Last", one of my personal favorites was "I'd Rather Go Blind".

 

Here are YouTube links for some of these performances:

 

[video=youtube_share;ADDigK8LwyE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADDigK8LwyE

 

[video=youtube_share;goz07feA54Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goz07feA54Y

 

[video=youtube_share;YApNirMC9gM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM

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....I probably would not have known the great musical genius of Etta James. Her music was rich and powerful with emotional energy, and her voice conveyed that energy with strength and delicacy.

 

 

 

 

 

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