Etta James Celebrated R&B Singer Dies At 73

Etta James Celebrated R&B Singer Dies At 73: Etta James, a Grammy award winning singer whose powerful renditions of I’d rather go blind, tell Mama and something’s got a hold on me” is a widely admired music lecturer love and pain and a great rhythm and blues singers with the mainstream following the first, one in Riverside died in a hospital Friday they were 73.

Her manager, De Leon, her husband and son of Lupe, but died from complications of leukemia with, told the associated press.

Ms. James with his interpretations of pop Jazz inflected in the 1960s attracted a wide following. most of them, especially her singing her 1961 string-supported version big band era pop standard ‘ last ‘, frequently heard on film and television soundtracks.

The Bonnie Raitt who called him R & B, blues and pop singing the bridge between From Janis Joplin to later generations of singers … affected by. Ray Charles-like Etta Gospel, r & b and soul music is a way of gutbucket raw passion that very few people ever have crossed over into the mainstream is brought in.”

He made more than 40 albums and 1994 Grammy best jazz vocal performance for “mystery Lady: songs of Billie Holiday.” he also experimented with rock music and opening act for the rolling stones since the 1970s and 1980s. Continue Reading…