One Person’s Legend is another Person’s TV Ad

Etta James: 25th January 1938 - 20th January 2012

She literally embodied Soul for me. Passionate, reckless, unstoppable and inimitable. I do have a soft spot for female Rhythm and Blues of this era. Nina Simone was undoubtedly a better musician, Ella Fitzgerald had more mass appeal, and Billie Holiday, being form an altogether more refined era, was much more of a lady.

Etta James though…  Drug Addiction, Failed Relationships, Abuse and Jail Terms couldn’t detract from her fantastic voice.

Oh and the TV Ad? Well that was pretty good too:


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