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.
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.
'American Idol' Report Card: Joshua Ledet Brings 'Drama,' But Will Jessica Be 'There'?
MTV News, 2012-05-17 14:58:17
Phillip Phillips gets mostly rave reviews and Joshua Ledet praised on path to what appears to be another all-male finale.By Gil Kaufman Joshua Ledet performs on "American Idol" Photo: Frank Micelotta/ Getty Images You can understand if the contestants on "American Idol" make some bad song choices when left to ...