Etta James

Etta James
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by Etta James

Biography

Jamesetta Hawkins, 25 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. James’ introduction to performing followed an impromptu audition for Johnny Otis backstage at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium. ‘Roll With Me Henry’, her ‘answer’ to the Hank Ballard hit ‘Work With Me Annie’, was retitled ‘The Wallflower’ in an effort to disguise its risqué lyric and became an R&B number 1. ‘Good Rockin’ Daddy’ provided another hit,... Read more

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blues
jazz
soul
female vocalists
rhythm and blues
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