Category: jazz

At Last by Etta James – String Quartet/Quintet Arrangement




9.99€ – Acquisto




Etta James

Etta James
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James performing in France, July 1990
Background information
Birth name Jamesetta Hawkins
Also known as Miss Peaches
The Matriarch of R&B
Born January 25, 1938
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died January 20, 2012 (aged 73)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1954–2012
Labels
Associated acts

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including bluesR&Bsoulrock and rolljazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as “The Wallflower“, “At Last“, “Tell Mama“, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me“, and “I’d Rather Go Blind“. [1] She faced a number of personal problems, including heroin addiction, severe physical abuse, and incarceration, before making a musical comeback in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.[2]

James’s powerful, earthy voice bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. She won six Grammy Awards 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.[3] Rolling Stone magazine ranked James number 22 on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 62 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists but removed from the second in the 2011 update.[4][5]

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