LOS ANGELES (AP) — Etta James' performance of the enduring classic "At Last" was the embodiment of refined soul: Angelic-sounding strings harkened the arrival of her passionate yet measured vocals as she sang tenderly about a love finally realized after a long and patient wait.
In real life, little about James was as genteel as that song. The platinum blonde's first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell...
"SHE WAS THE VERY BEST SINGER OF ALL TIME, NO ONE CAN EVER WEAR HERE SHOES OR SHINE AS BRIGHT. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE. TIYARI MUNOZ"
– TIYARI MMUNOZ, SPIRITUALLY,
ROME, GA, Nov 17, 2012
"I am Loyal Fan of U and your music. Rest in Peace Etta James. GOD have receive U with open arm to wrap his wonderful Love around you. You are miss throughout this nation, across this land, and the surrounding open oceans and seas. God bless your immediate Family at this time of mourning."