Etta James...

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Blindboy
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Etta James...

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We are about to lose one of the greats. :tears:
This is one of the best versions of this tune ever...
http://youtu.be/pyMd19sE6U4

EDIT still having trouble getting the youtube doodad to work... HELP mods! :icon_whoknows:

ADMIN: This way: :big_smile:
pyMd19sE6U4

Admin2 : " Admin means to show this" I guess.

Code: Select all

[i]ADMIN: This way:  :big_smile: [/i]
[youtube_id]pyMd19sE6U4[/youtube_id]
Put only the youtube id between the youtube tags :thumbsup:
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I hadn't heard about this - just googled and I see what you mean - doesn't look good at all. It's yet another sad turn of events this year. :tears:

On the YouTube embedding thing -
From the full address take the address from after the = sign up to just before the "&feature=youtu.be" - in this case :-
pyMd19sE6U4
and put this in the YouTubeid box info.
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Great post Bb - thanks ....absolutely superb song !

What a fantastic singer all round !! She has brought much to the Blues over the years.

It does indeed sound like she is not in a good place ........

"Heaven done called another Blues singer back home ! "

Lets be thankful for all the great music she's given us and wish her God speed & Peace in her final journey
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2011 wasn't a good year - not personally, and not for the Blues.
Let's hope for a better 2012.
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Etta James Passed away Today I think ( Friday) ..... I understand .....

After being declared "Terminally ill" in December 2011 ................
She was relased from hosptal in Southern califirnia on January 5, 2012
Fifteen days later, she lost her battle with leukemia and other diseases.
She was 73.

Another great blues talent gone missing ... sad! .....But what a great catalogue she leaves us !

Thanks for all the good times !
"Death is just a heartbeat away"
lyric from "Out in The Fields"
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Strummer07 wrote:Another great blues talent gone missing ... sad! .....But what a great catalogue she leaves us !

Thanks for all the good times !
Godspeed the spirit of Etta James. And thank you indeed - well put Strummer.
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So sad, RIP to another musical great!!!!!!!!
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Amazing voice. RIP
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Literally one of the best vocalists of all time! She sends chills up my spin every time i listen to her. Sad news, RIP you amazing talent!!!
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Really sad news - R.I.P. Etta :tears:
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Rip Etta
A long time ago, in the old forum : Registered: Mon, 27 Nov 2006. Wonder were the other old members all went....
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Good article & a superb obituary in The Guardian today. Well done The Guardian.
So sorry to see Etta go.
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What a band !! .....

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Just spotted this !!

Wow !! ........what a tribute & what a way to remember a super lady :pray: Etta ......and what a Band !! ..see who you can spot !!

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Mind you ..the Title Kinda gives it way !! :big_smile:
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Stink alright.

She had some pretty bad lows in her life, but she was always thankful for music.

RIP
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Very sad news... :tears: :tears:

She was one of the greats.

RIP Etta, we will always love you.

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Awesome talent, she may have had a troubled life, but nobody can take that away from her.
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