Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Good-bye, Etta James

I don't recall a time when I didn't know of Etta James. Yet for all the time I knew of her, I knew so little about her life. What I knew, like so many other people, was her music. Although her recordings varied in genre, I associate her most with the blues.

A few weeks ago a national news program did a feature on her but it wasn't an announcement of her passing. The report mentioned she was in poor health, however. I hoped she wasn't suffering. Then, on January 20, a week and a half ago, came the news I'd been anticipating. She was gone. I will miss her living presence on this Earth.

No comments: