Remembering a Legend…Etta James

I won’t write a lengthy post. Other more well known, established voices have been covering the news of Etta James’ passing all morning. This great write up is from Yahoo! Music, it’s one of my favorites. It seems to capture so beautifully, the emotion and power of who Etta was, and who, through her voice, she wanted us to see. A spitfire, a hellcat, a platinum blonde whose voice was drenched in love and begged seduction, despite the crazy life that supported it. Yes, I love her cover of “At Last.” Who doesn’t? But there is so many other musical treasures of Etta’s I hope generations from now will come to love and appreciate. Music history is only as powerful as those who embrace it. When legends die, its our job to make sure their voices don’t. So, in that spirit, another one of my favorites from the generation of manhattan’s and house coats, “Sunday Kind of Love.”

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