Etta James.

barrinoz
21st January 2012, 06:26
The great Etta James left us all today.
My own favourite: I'd rather be blind. (Rod Stewart did a reasonable cover of it back in the '70's).
Here's Etta.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM

Beth Hart is also pretty good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku_ibQEKp2s&feature=related

barrinoz.

nick olass
21st January 2012, 09:56
Sad news indeed. Etta's style of singing is and always will be enjoyed by millions.

gordy
21st January 2012, 12:49
The great Etta James left us all today.
My own favourite: I'd rather go blind

barrinoz.

Mine too.

PatriciaAnnT
21st January 2012, 15:16
Sad day in the world of music.

Pat

John Rogers
21st January 2012, 15:34
Sad news indeed. Etta's style of singing is and always will be enjoyed by millions.

Not me, I'm one in a million.

John(Pint)

shipmate17
21st January 2012, 15:38
Sorry,
I am 71 years of age, and I have never heard of her.
Cheers.

John Rogers
21st January 2012, 15:56
Sorry,
I am 71 years of age, and I have never heard of her.
Cheers.

I'm 80 and I had no idea who she was until I looked her up on the Internet and played one of her songs,blues was never one of my favorites so that's why I didn't know her. They said she used drugs a lot. Sadly its her life to live or die,I have no time for performers that use drugs.

John.

gordy
21st January 2012, 18:14
I'm 80 and I had no idea who she was until I looked her up on the Internet and played one of her songs,blues was never one of my favorites so that's why I didn't know her. They said she used drugs a lot. Sadly its her life to live or die,I have no time for performers that use drugs.

John.

Even Viagra (Pint)

Alex Salmond
21st January 2012, 20:28
I'm 80 and I had no idea who she was until I looked her up on the Internet and played one of her songs,blues was never one of my favorites so that's why I didn't know her. They said she used drugs a lot. Sadly its her life to live or die,I have no time for performers that use drugs.

John.

Jeez mate if you cant say a kind word why bother saying anything at all ??what a sada#[email protected] :@
Im with you Barrinoz a great singer, I think I,d rather be blind was also done by Chickenshack when John and Christine McVie were with them.

John Rogers
21st January 2012, 20:40
Jeez mate if you cant say a kind word why bother saying anything at all ??what a sada#[email protected] :@
Im with you Barrinoz a great singer, I think I,d rather be blind was also done by Chickenshack when John and Christine McVie were with them.


Alex, I tell it like it is, I said I didn't know of her, or her singing, I looked her up to see who she was, and then posted what they said about her. The blues was not my kind of music so perhaps that's why I know nothing about her.

hughesy
22nd January 2012, 00:49
I saw Chicken shack with Stan Webb, really good blues band.
RIP Etta James, great blues artist I think she played alot in Chicago, but I could be mistaken

all the best
Hughesy

GWB
22nd January 2012, 09:30
One of the best Blues Singers and sung from the heart have quite a few of her CD's and very often play hem in my bar or when driving, She will be sorly missed.

barrinoz
23rd January 2012, 00:13
I'm 80 and I had no idea who she was until I looked her up on the Internet and played one of her songs,blues was never one of my favorites so that's why I didn't know her. They said she used drugs a lot. Sadly its her life to live or die,I have no time for performers that use drugs.

John.

Not being a life-long non-smoking teetotaller, I wouldn't like to judge others but I'm pretty certain the vast majority of the music and lyrics I love in many genres were produced under the influence of various 'heady' substances. Wagner and Elgar may be exceptions although I hae me doots about Wagner. Flying Valkyries, eh?
barrinoz.