Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer-songwriter. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as “The Wallflower”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”, and “I’d Rather Go Blind” for which she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems, including drug addiction, before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.
Late Night Life: Alysha Umphress, Echoes of Etta James, Frank Wildhorn and More
Playbill Combined , 2014-06-19 21:49:00
Do you want to see a cabaret, pay tribute to Etta James or hum along with some leading ladies late night after your Broadway show? Playbill.com provides you with some of the best options New York City has to offer in late night entertainment.
Joe Bihari, Who Put Early R&B on Record, Dies at 88
NY Times Music, 2013-12-12 02:47:20
Mr. Bihari created Modern Music Records with his two brothers, Jules and Saul, recording B.B. King, Etta James, John Lee Hooker and other blues legends.
Listen Up: Leela James, Joss Stone, 'Sparkle' soundtrack
USA Today Music, 2012-07-30 23:08:36
In addition to the Etta James tribute and the music from Whitney's last movie, a new album from country group Gloriana.