Etta James

11:51am

Sat January 21, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Remembering Etta James On The Nine O'Clock Blues

John K. Addis Creative Commons

Join me this evening for the Nine O’Clock Blues as we pay tribute to Etta James, who passed away yesterday after an extended illness.

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10:58am

Fri January 20, 2012
Music

Remembering The Music Of The Matriarch Of The Blues

Etta James in 1990, performing in Normandie, France.
Roland Godefroy Creative Commons

Etta James, the legendary singer regarded as the 'Matriarch of the Blues', passed away on Friday, January 20th. She was 73 and leaves behind an incredible legacy of instantly recognizable performances.

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9:50am

Fri January 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Singer Etta James Has Died

Etta James in 2008.
Alberto E. Rodriguez Getty Images
  • Felix Contreras on Etta James

NPR confirms, and CNN reports that:

"Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as The Wallflower, Something's Got a Hold on Me, and the wedding favorite At Last, has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73 and had been diagnosed with leukemia in 2010."

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