As you may have heard, Etta James passed away yesterday. You may not believe this, she is one of my favorite artists. Her music, from the mischievous tinkle of the ivories to the bone-chilling feeling you get when she reached deep to emit that breathy “AaaaAaaaaAaaaAAaaaT lAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASt” that she is so famous for, each song Etta sang was her best, she poured everything she has into it. You knew she was feeling it.
At the bottom is one of my favorite songs of hers…
“I’ve gone through so much in my life. I should have been dead a long time ago, but I am still here, and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.” – Etta James
…and today, I believe she deserves two quotes. Rest In Peace, Etta.
“In some ways, it’s my rage that keeps me going. Without it, I would have been whipped long ago. With it, I got a lot more songs to sing.” – Etta James