Saturday, January 21, 2012

Commemorating Etta James: "At Last"

And to commemorate Etta James, the powerful and deep-souled blues singer who died yesterday at age 73, a performance of her iconic song "At Last."  Born to a single mother who was often absent during her upbringing, James never knew her father.  But, despite her lifelong struggles with addiction problems, she kept on keeping on, and produced significant vocal work that bridges rhythm and blues and rock and roll.

And she richly deserves to be remembered for all she offered us.

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