Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Happy Birthday Etta James
"Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 1938 – January 2012) was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
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."