1954 to 2012
January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles
January 20, 2012
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 - January 20, 2012) was an American singer-songwriter. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz 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" for which 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 Seven Year Itch.
Thoughts on Songs with Etta James
after talking about cheating, and who is right and who is wrong and how that leads to things to wreck, she ends up saying this almost like a quote which leaves you thinking. There is no sense in keep on making mistakes or fighting all the time about which version of the two people is right. There will always be two sides, but not because of that let everything go.
A real classic. It has a catchy tune and pretty short lyrics but that are poignant nonetheless. The whole rhythm and the words seem to be remembering, and it is carried with a nostalgic tune. It seems like she is reuniting with her love after years. and when she says "and here we are in heaven" it all makes sense.