Etta James was memorialized before she died, and it illustrates a new and common plight among older artists. Etta James died last Friday, and the outpouring of praise and tributes came as usual. That's not to say she wasn't deserving of the various titles that came up, like Jerry Wexler's famous coronation "the greatest of all modern blues singers". But for James, she'd been hearing it for a while, and for someone like her, it was quite a thing to be memorialized before she felt she was done. Despite recording some of the...
Etta James, almost universally praised as one of the finest voices of our era, has passed away at 73. Ironically, Ms. James had been discovered and recorded by rhythm and blues pioneer Johnny Oti... Continue reading "Etta James: A Closer Look Into One Of The Greatest Voices Ever Heard" >
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Etta James has died at of complications of leukemia. The L.A. native and four-time Grammy winner was 73. The New York Times' story .
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the great soul and blues wailer Etta James died of complications from leukemia this morning in Riverside, California. She was 73. As a teenager, James was discovered in 1950 by the bandleader Johnny Otis (who also died this week), and she scored her first minor hit, "Roll With Me, Henry," in 1954. She toured with Little Richard and went on to sign with the great blues and early-rock label Chess, where she recorded for 18 years. Her best-known song, "At Last," is one of the all-time classic first-dance wedding [...]
Etta James, aka the Matriarch of R&B, died today following a battle with leukemia and dementia . She was ... Read the full article at http://www.prefixmag.com/news/ rip-etta-james/60747/
Legendary singer Etta James has died, according to CNN.com . The 73-year-old Los Angeles native was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and had been deemed terminally ill in December. Born Jamesetta Hawkins, the blues and soul singer first saw success in the mid-1950s with her single "The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)". Soon thereafter, she signed with Chess subsidiary label Argo and continued her rise to stardom with songs like "A Sunday Kind of Love", "Trust Me", and "At Last". James continued to produce critically acclaimed albums throughout the 1970s and also served as the opening act for The Rolling Stones' 1978 [...]
Our prayers are going out to the incomparable Mrs. Etta James as news reports are stating that she is gravely ill. Please see E Online's article titled Blues Legend Etta James Terminally Ill for more details. According to the "At Last" singer's live-in physician, the blues icon is terminally ill and has little time left after battling leukemia, dementia and kidney failure for several years now.
Filed under: News , Holy Hell Iconic vocalist Etta James , best known for the song 'At Last,' is battling leukemia, the Associated Press reports. According to documents filed by her husband Artis Mills, who's seeking to control her finances, the 72-year-old has been undergoing treatments for Leukemia and suffers from dementia. James has largely remained out of the public eye during the last several years, although she did make headlines in 2009, after criticizing Beyonce's [...]