Billie Holiday by Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten ~ Billie Holiday , 1949 If I had to sing Doggie in the Window , that would actually be work. But singing songs like The.

Etta James. Rest in Peace <3

"Swing Low Sweet Chariot" by Etta James. Born Jamesetta Hawkins on January Etta James died Jan. 2012 after a long battle with leukemia and dementia.

Sassy. With a side of sass.

A Voice of Gold, a Life of Pain: Etta James, 1938-2012

Etta James died last week, news that literally brought tears to my eyes. The first time I heard Etta James, actually heard her, it shook .

Etta James, later in life.

Etta James, born Jamesetta Hawkins, is a powerful singer born and bred in the church. She belted out awesome gospel songs every since age 5 until she joined a

A much younger Etta James.

By Odeisel In the current era of R&B style over substance, complete with racially ambiguous video vixens and everyone claiming hybrid status, it’s easy to forget James Brown exhorting the people to say out loud that they were Black and …