A live concert by Etta James is something you will remember for the rest of your life! This legendary performer, who has been called "the greatest of all modern Blues singers," has electrified audiences for fifty years with her gorgeous vocal range and deeply sensitive interpretations. If you're too late to have seen Billie Holliday or Ella Fitzgerald in person and have always regretted it -- Etta James is one diva of soul who will blow you away.
Born Jamesette Hawkins in Los Angeles, Etta James discovered music, and her extraordinary talent, while still a teenager. A unique combination of influences -- Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Rock, and Pop -- all came together to create her unforgettable style.
Discovered by bandleader Johnny Otis in 1955, James embarked on a career highlighted by what one critic called "the most incendiary vocal performances" ever recorded, including such hits as "The Wallflower," "Dearest Darling, "Trust in Me," and her classic "At Last!" -- arguably the most beautiful popular ballad of the last forty years.
James is recognized as a major inspiration for such artists as Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, and Gladys Knight, In 1993, Etta James was inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Reviews of James' live concerts have always noted her "amazing diversity," but in recent years she has become hotter than ever! After recovering from heroin addiction and losing over 200 pounds, this gloriously reborn lady looks terrific and sounds magnificent. "Like most great Blues performers," notes an admiring fan, James "is best experienced live!" In the words of another dazzled ticket-holder, "This Woman gets down!'
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