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The passing of a legend.

Posted Friday, January 20, 2012, at 6:03 PM

We lost a great singer today. Ms. Etta James has passed. May she find peace and happiness.

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Yes, she had a beautiful voice.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Fri, Jan 20, 2012, at 7:07 PM


-- Posted by lamont on Fri, Jan 20, 2012, at 7:23 PM

She did have an amazing voice. Would stop a person in their tracks!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Fri, Jan 20, 2012, at 7:39 PM

I heard that Beyonce sang "At Last" at Barack & Michelle Obama's first inaugeration dance. And that Etta was pissed off! She did not approve of him, and didn't want her song sang then.

today during a news announcement, they were talking about Etta's passing and playing her song, .... being sung by Beyonce. Where is the common sence?!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Fri, Jan 20, 2012, at 9:43 PM

Sorry, Jessie, here is the real story and her feelings about Her song.

I really would love to know where you heard what you posted.

She disliked Beyonce, not Obama.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sat, Jan 21, 2012, at 8:04 AM

Good Lord, a legend dies and someone takes MY blog political. SHAME SHAME

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sat, Jan 21, 2012, at 8:07 AM

Have you noticed Roy you can write a story about Ice Cream and someone will make it political.

I can remember hearing Etta sing on the radio long before we had television. I always loved her singing. I have many of her songs, I don't care much about her one song "spoons" it seemed she was singing about her drug habit..

There's a movie out about her life, I watched it a couple years ago.

She had a great voice and she will be missed along with another blues singer Amy Whinehouse. I have a lot of her songs to.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Sat, Jan 21, 2012, at 8:47 AM

You should be proud of me, I fell into all ya'lls trap of politial menace! I think it was just channel 7, which is mostly what I watch....

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Sat, Jan 21, 2012, at 10:49 AM

Jessie, I hope you read the link.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sat, Jan 21, 2012, at 11:15 AM


I won't make this political. I just want to say that We can find many many things in the world wide web, but sometimes It reminds of of that game, I got a secret.

One person whispers a secret in another person's ear and they pass the message on down the line and by the 10th person, the message has been totally changed.

We all leave out key words, some facts and wish for everyone to have our point of view.

My dad used to say. Don't believe anything that you hear and only half of what you see.

We are all witness to the traffic accident that is affecting our nation and it isn't political, it is much deeper than that.

Etta's voice could take your breath away. She was the singer of romance and daydreams.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Sat, Jan 21, 2012, at 10:07 PM

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