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    The great Etta James is now the late, great Etta James. She died in Los Angeles this morning. :(
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    And to prevent some fool from saying "Who?", here she is with Dr. John.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO5h6...eature=related
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    We played "At Last" at our wedding. I wanted "Walk the Line", but the bride overruled it.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    Good for the Bride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Good for the Bride!
    I knew I didn't stand a chance.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    Who is Etta James?
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  7. #7 Legendary soul singer Etta James dead at 73 
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    Etta James, whose powerful voice and passionate delivery created some of music's most iconic love songs such as "At Last," has died at the age of 73 from complications from leukemia, her manager said Friday.

    James had been suffering from dementia and kidney problems, and was battling leukemia. In December 2011, her physician announced that her leukemia was terminal, and asked for prayers for the singer.

    During her illness, her husband Artis Mills and her two sons fought bitterly over control of her $1 million estate, though a deal was later struck keeping Mills as the conservator and capping the singer's expenses at $350,000.

    James died at Riverside Community Hospital, with her husband and sons at her side, her manage, Lupe De Leon, said.

    "It's a tremendous loss for her fans around the world," he said. "She'll be missed. A great American singer. Her music defied category."

    Boldness was as much a trademark of James, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as her platinum-
    dyed mane.

    She scored her first hit when she was just a teenager with the suggestive "Roll With Me, Henry," which had to be changed to "The Wallflower" in order to get airplay. Over the years, she'd notch many more, carving a niche for herself with her husky, soulful voice and her sassy attitude, which permeated her songs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Who is Etta James?
    A phenomenally inspiring and influential rhythm and blues singer who crossed genres and one of the top singers of all time according Rolling Stone. She had a pretty wild upbringing and life as well.

    Did they ever have testing to see if Minnesota Fats was her father?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artois View Post
    A phenomenally inspiring and influential rhythm and blues singer who crossed genres and one of the top singers of all time according Rolling Stone. She had a pretty wild upbringing and life as well.

    Did they ever have testing to see if Minnesota Fats was her father?
    I don't know that there was ever DNA testing, but that was her theory.
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    I loved her music. Etta was a bad-ass. She hated Beyonce, too, for a couple of reasons.


    1. She was mad at her for singing "At Last" at Obama's inauguration.

    2. She was angry that Beyonce portrayed her in the movie Cadillac Records, because she didn't Beyonce was enough of a bad-ass for the role.


    She will be missed.
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