Etta James – Take it to the Limit, by Pat Thomas

The album cover art is easily the winner for the world’s worst cover art released by a legendary musician, but damn, I love the Etta James Live From San Francisco album from 1981. She can even make this Eagles tune sound genius.

– Pat Thomas is the author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights . . . → Read More: Etta James – Take it to the Limit, by Pat Thomas

Van Morrison, Dr John, Carlos Santana & Etta James – Moondance

Go here to view the vid.

Thanks to Pat Thomas for the tip.

Etta James and Harvey Fuqua‏ – Spoonful, By John Siscoe

It is usually a bad idea to cover any song recorded by Howlin’ Wolf.

You’re likely to come out second-best. But there are the rare exceptions, and this is one of them. Do Etta and Harvey blow away the Wolf in this version of Spoonful? No, but they certainly put their stamp upon it. . . . → Read More: Etta James and Harvey Fuqua‏ – Spoonful, By John Siscoe

Everything From Cole Porter to Gutbucket Blues – RIP Etta James, By John Siscoe

Now that she is dead, Etta James is being accorded the respect and acclaim she seldom enjoyed in life. These eulogies link her with other names: Johnny Otis (himself dead last week), who discovered her in the ’40’s; Leonard Chess, who recorded her in the ’60’s; Keith Richards, who helped revive her career in . . . → Read More: Everything From Cole Porter to Gutbucket Blues – RIP Etta James, By John Siscoe

Etta James & Steve Winwood – Give it Up, By Stephen Rabow

When Jerry Wexler was asked to produce Etta James’ CD “The Right Time” he was stuck as to who to have play organ on a couple of tracks. I suggested that he give Steve Winwood a call. Mr. Winwood had only one day available so he flew over from London for the recording session . . . → Read More: Etta James & Steve Winwood – Give it Up, By Stephen Rabow

Etta James, Acclaimed Blues and R&B Singer, Dies at 73

Obituaries from the LA Times and NPR.

Etta James Terminally Ill

Full story is here.

Etta James – Seven Day Fool: What is and What Should Never Be, by Elizabeth Crist Hoberg, Celebrity Guest Blogger

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This is going to sound like they just do make ‘em like that anymore, but they don’t.

As I regard one music video after the other, graciously placed on flat screens around the gym so I can rock my heavy lifting, I am plucked by the videos’ endless sea of sameness. Glossy, . . . → Read More: Etta James – Seven Day Fool: What is and What Should Never Be, by Elizabeth Crist Hoberg, Celebrity Guest Blogger