1954 to 2012
January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles
January 20, 2012
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Etta James was an American singer of rock, jazz, blues and soul. She was born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles and died on January 20, 2012 in Riverside California. Her career began in 1954 and continued well past the 1980s. James gained fame with singles such as “Tell Mama,” “The Wallflower,” and her signature song “At Last.” Following struggles with drug addiction, James rebounded and released Seven Year Itch, her 17th studio album, in 1989. Her final studio album, The Dreamer, came out in 2011. James also released many live albums and compilations.
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.