Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James has died after fighting leukemia and the ravages of the awful disease related complications.

James will be remembered for her powerful love song. At Last

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer whose style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. Starting her career in the mid 1950s, she gained fame with hits such as “Dance With Me, Henry”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, and “I’d Rather Go Blind” for which she claimed 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, The Seven Year Itch.