Friday, January 20, 2012

Goodbye, Etta


I was standing at the lunch counter at an Italilan grocery today, waiting on my Muffaletta sandwich, when I heard one of my favorite songs, "At Last," by Etta James. I think I even swayed back and forth a little bit as I listened to it. Then, upon returning to the office, I learned of Etta's death.

Thank you, Ms. James, for your contribution to the world of music. That voice of yours will be sorely missed.
Image from Argo Records

7 comments:

Mariette said...

Dearest Jen,

Don't know her I guess, maybe for growing up in a different Continent?
Love to you and have a great weekend!

Mariette

D.B. said...

She was one of my favorites - The Man I Love - Sad day.

Main Line Sportsman said...

She was a tortured soul....and a great vocal artist. "I'd rather go blind" is a haunting song. God speed Etta...

Renée Finberg said...

this is truly tragic.
i must find out how she died.

xx

Suburban Princess said...

Such a shame...she should've had at least 10 more years of music in her.

Ella said...

She was a great singer and I know that her voice will live forever.

About Last Weekend said...

Thanks, that made me go to Youtube and listen to her again (and of course she is everywhere in our lives). In one video bizarre they focused on the dancers on DWTS rather than on her....