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Etta James

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I learned today that the blues great Etta James passed away. she had great bands and sang with so much soul.

Posted : 20/01/2012 10:49 pm
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I only saw her once, probably about 30 years ago. She struck me as very controlled in her performance, completely on top of what she could do with her voice, and how to best present it. That's pretty rare.

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Posted : 21/01/2012 12:46 am
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I read it yesterday.


Posted : 21/01/2012 4:13 pm
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Etta was fantastic. I'd Rather Go Blind is an all time fave. What a great rendering of a lyric.

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Posted : 21/01/2012 4:42 pm
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great clip. the clapping girls are from the same mould.
Otis had great rhythm, and in that song one of my favorite guitar hooks.

Posted : 21/01/2012 7:45 pm
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RIP Etta. The lady had SOUL!!!

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"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

Posted : 22/01/2012 9:19 pm