This Biography is about one of the best Singer Etta James including her Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of Etta James|
|Real Name||Etta James|
|Profession||Rhythm & Blues Singers|
|Nick Name||Miss Peaches|
|Personal life of Etta James|
|Born on||25 January 1938|
|Died At Age||73|
|Born in||Los Angeles|
|Died on||20 January 2012|
|Place of death||Riverside, California, U.S.|
|Diseases & Disabilities||Alzheimer’s|
|Grouping of People||Black Female Singers, Black Musicians, Black Singers|
|Family Background of Etta James|
|Children||Sametto James, Donto James|
|Awards||1990 – NAACP Image Award 1993 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 – Rockabilly Hall of Fame|
|2003 – Hollywood Walk of Fame 2006 – Billboard R&B Founders Award 1995 – grammy award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance 1999 – Grammy Hall of Fame Award 2004 – Grammy award for Best Contemporary Blues Album 2005 – Grammy award for Best Traditional Blues Album|
|Personal Fact of Etta James|
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis.
Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. After signing with Chicago’s Chess Records her career began to soar. She continued to work with Chess throughout the 1960s and early ’70s. Sadly, heroin addiction affected both her personal and professional life. With suggestive stage antics and a sassy attitude, she continued to perform and record well into the 1990s.
She possessed the vocal range of a contralto and was initially marketed as R&B and doo-wop singer but broke through as a traditional pop-styled singer, covering jazz and pop music standards. Always soulful, her extraordinary voice was showcased to great effect in singles such as, At Last, Dance With Me Henry and I’d Rather go Blind. As she entered her 70s, Etta James began struggling with health issues and eventually succumbed to Leukemia.
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