Etta James, the fiery blues singer known best for her uncharacteristically sweet ballad “At Last,” died Friday morning in Riverside, Calif., after a long battle with chronic leukemia. She was 73.
One of the first women inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will truly be missed and her music will live on forever! Etta James held a unique voice. Although tremendously under-rated, there are not enough words to describe our African-American Legend Ms. Etta James. As a young woman today, listening to Etta James was like being taught by a Grandmother/Mother/Woman with experience about love. A person who showed you her experience with love or what she yearned for as a woman without having a care in the world about who sees her vulnerabilities.
In today’s music, there are still many artist who take from Etta James; example: “Adele” but still the talented Blues Singer appears to be under-rated or the respect she deserves was never paid properly. Beyond all of this, her work speaks for it self and her material remains refreshing. Thank you for Blessing the world with your music and feelings.
R.I.P. Ms. Etta James!