Etta James - At Last
Esquire, May 1966
And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn’t have the nerve.Jamesetta Hawkins aka Etta James (January 25, 1938 – JaSnuary 20, 2012)
R.I.P to the Queen of Soul
James, who was diagnosed with leukemia 2010, had been in poor health for some time.
Affectionately known as Miss Peaches, the Matriarch of R&B had multiple Grammys to her name, and was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame.
Incidentally, the man who discovered James, Johnny Otis, passed away just yesterday.
Below: James sings “Something’s Got A Hold On Me” in 1962.
Mickey Mouse tries to rescue Pluto from The Mad Doctor (1933) - By Walt Disney
Pola Negri by Rolf Armstrong c. 1924
Burlesque dancer, Zorita c. 1936
Maita Ossira (Madame Butterfly) photographed by Joseph Rentmeesters c. 1920’s
Blue Book Modeling Agency girls by Joseph Jasgur c. 1940’s