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Etta James has passed away - KFI/Los Angeles
1/20/12 | KFI- Los Angeles

Posted on 01/20/2012 8:50:09 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel

KFI Radio in Los Angeles is reporting that Etta James has just passed away. Further info to follow as it becomes available.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: jazz; music

1 posted on 01/20/2012 8:50:17 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel
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To: Fast Moving Angel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADDigK8LwyE


2 posted on 01/20/2012 8:51:56 AM PST by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun")
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Who is Etta James?


3 posted on 01/20/2012 8:54:24 AM PST by Westbrook
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Sad news.

She had one of the finest singing voices I have ever heard.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 8:57:43 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
That lady had a rough life, but she did have talent.

God rest her.

/johnny

5 posted on 01/20/2012 8:58:26 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Westbrook
Who is Etta James?

I guess she's a singer . . . never heard of her!

6 posted on 01/20/2012 8:58:55 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Westbrook

Blues/jazz singer with a wonderful voice. Just found this:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/20/showbiz/etta-james-obit/index.html?eref=rss_showbiz


7 posted on 01/20/2012 8:59:39 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Newt’s not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn’t running this year. - shoff)
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To: Westbrook

Etta James is one of the greatest singers that have been recorded. Her passing is very sad, but it makes me feel good that all future generations will be able to enjoy her voice and her music.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 9:00:14 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: laweeks

Never heard this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1uunRdQ61M


9 posted on 01/20/2012 9:00:14 AM PST by Borges
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To: Fast Moving Angel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM


10 posted on 01/20/2012 9:01:40 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Westbrook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPi-hbgQ8c8


11 posted on 01/20/2012 9:02:43 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Westbrook; laweeks

Where have you been?


12 posted on 01/20/2012 9:03:26 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Westbrook

Let’s just say the choir in heaven just got a pretty big boost in talent.


13 posted on 01/20/2012 9:04:26 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: laweeks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1uunRdQ61M&feature=related

Classic version of “At Last”


14 posted on 01/20/2012 9:04:43 AM PST by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun")
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To: Fast Moving Angel

“At Last” she can rest.

She had a hard life.


15 posted on 01/20/2012 9:04:51 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

A wonderful singer. May she find peaceful and eternal life in Heaven.


16 posted on 01/20/2012 9:10:38 AM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: Westbrook

Blues-soul singer. If you heard the sultry voice singing “At Last” on a car ad, you heard her. YouTube has songs like
Tell Mama, I’d Rather Go Blind etc.

The movie Cadillac Records based on Chess Records (Chuck
Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf) shows a
character based on her.

Wikipedia:
Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer whose style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. Starting her career in the mid 1950s, she gained fame with hits such as “Dance With Me, Henry”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, and “I’d Rather Go Blind” for which she claimed she wrote the lyrics.[1] She faced a number of personal problems including drug addiction before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album, The Seven Year Itch.[2]

She is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and is the winner of six Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008.[3] Rolling Stone ranked James number twenty


...That’s who she is.


17 posted on 01/20/2012 9:12:59 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Fast Moving Angel

A very talented woman. We have two of her CDs.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 9:14:46 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

This weekend I’m sure there will be salutes to her on blues radio shows (college/public radio etc.) I’m sure there will also be some of her music on Sirius-XM BB King’s Bluesville if you have that. Channel 70.


19 posted on 01/20/2012 9:16:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Bigh4u2

Well said.


20 posted on 01/20/2012 9:20:25 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

We saw her perform twice in small venues. She was a great talent. RIP.


21 posted on 01/20/2012 9:24:33 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Just three days after Johnny Otis.


22 posted on 01/20/2012 9:24:40 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Westbrook

Singer of onne of the greatet songs of all time, ‘At Last’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZXvLsltu2A


23 posted on 01/20/2012 9:25:21 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: WayneS

Well said :-)


24 posted on 01/20/2012 9:25:47 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Newt’s not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn’t running this year. - shoff)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

My Daughter-In-Law requested Etta James “At Last” as he first dance with my son at their wedding. Rest in Peace Etta.


25 posted on 01/20/2012 9:29:39 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: raccoonradio

...Dance With Me, Henry...

That would be “Roll With Me, Henry”, if you listed to the ‘wrong’ radio stations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsgBUtW_O4E


26 posted on 01/20/2012 9:38:45 AM PST by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: laweeks; Westbrook
Who is Etta James?
I guess she's a singer . . . never heard of her!

You would know who she was if you were into the Los Angeles popular music scene in the mid-1950's, especially if you tuned in to Dick Hugg--"Huggy Boy"--on KGFJ or went huntin' with Hunter Hancock at KPOP at 1020 kilocycles. You would have undoubtedly heard Etta James & the Peaches sing the following, from 1955:

And from 1956:
27 posted on 01/20/2012 10:52:07 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Mr.Unique
...Dance With Me, Henry...
That would be “Roll With Me, Henry”, if you listed to the ‘wrong’ radio stations.

I've never heard that version of "The Wallflower/Roll With Me,Henry/Dance With Me, Henry" which you posted, but it rocks. In the original version, recorded over Thanksgiving weekend, 1954, Richard Berry sang the part of Henry. Berry is probably best known today for his 1957 hit, Louie, Louie.

Etta James answered her song with Hey! Henry, in which her boyfriend has become skilled at cutting rug.

In our home, we listened to the "right" radio stations, notably KFI, which would have played the Georgia Gibbs version of The Wallflower--which also rocks.

28 posted on 01/20/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fast Moving Angel

RIP.


29 posted on 01/20/2012 11:17:30 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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30 posted on 01/20/2012 11:28:40 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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