Etta James passed away late last week, and for R&B hounds like myself this is a sad loss.
James’ voice was truly unique, and could be sultry, sad or just plain out telling it like it is.
The four-time Grammy winner has been inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and Blues Hall of Fame.
Her rendition of “At Last” is considered by many a staple at weddings.
Her musical styles ranged from jazz to blues to pop.
Young singers should take note if they ever want to hear what a legend really sounded like.
The former Chess Records singer battled drugs and legal problems later in her career. But at the end of everything she touched millions with her soothing voice that I consider to be smooth as silk.
Here’s a number with a little more rhythm and blues feel to it.