January 21, 2012
“It’s a tremendous loss for her fans around the world. She’ll be missed. A great American singer. Her music defied category.” – Lupe De Leon (Etta’s husband)
Defying category is an understatement as Etta marveled us with her voice and music over the years and until today, stand as one of the best and most respected Soul singers (and many other genre’s) in the industry.
“I wanted to be rare, I wanted to be noticed, I wanted to be exotic as a Cotton Club chorus girl, and I wanted to be obvious as the most flamboyant hooker on the street. I just wanted to be.” – Etta James
…. and yes you will be missed. R.I.P Etta… may your music bless many more generations to come.
More information can be found HERE. We leave you now with one of her last performances. Enjoy!