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Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as “The Wallflower”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”, and “I’d Rather Go Blind” for which she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems, including drug addiction, before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.


James is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and was the winner of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. Rolling Stone ranked James number 22 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 62 on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists.

38 thoughts on ““AT LAST” ETTA JAMES

  1. A notable number of entertainment stars began (ab)using substances at a relatively early age, some of whom also suffered abuse as children.

    High levels of adverse childhood experiences—including immense daily schoolyard stressors like chronic bullying—suffered by adolescents can readily lead to a substance use disorder.

  2. What an amazingly gifted singer songwriter. I love it when you talk about the old greats. Have an amazing incredible week ahead. Sending you lots of love and coffee from my little loved ones the fairies. 💕🤗❤️🧚🏻🧚🏻

    1. Thanks for reading and giving feedback. Etta really hit the nightclub scene hard with a big following and with all of her trials, circumstances,came an even bigger popularity.

    2. It is so true “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” She was one of the greats. Sending coffee via the fairies, one of them wants an audition as she thinks she has a lot in common with your featured singers and musicians. I couldn’t bare to break her heart so I thought you could let her sing for a few minutes and then make a special coffee for her and she will be buzzed and forget all about it. 💕💕❤️😘🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

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