I first consciously discovered Etta James‘ music back in the early 1990’s. I was in a music store (Do you remember those?) when her dense sultry tones filled the store and went straight into my soul. In that instant I was smitten and asked the store owner what was playing and immediately bought her CD. She was the blues.
Today, I remember her legacy by setting iTunes to play her music.
Somehow the earth is a little less whole today, knowing she no longer walks with us.
January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012 (73)