Sad sad news for this Friday afternoon. I just read over on rollingstone.com that the legendary singer Etta James is terminally ill and that her doctors have asked everybody to pray for her. Best known for her rendition of "At Last", she is suffering from leukemia and dementia. Her career has spanned over five decades and has had heavy influence on such great artists as Adele and Beyonce. She is included on Rolling Stone's list of 100 'Greatest Singers of All Time' at number 22.
"There is a lot going on in Etta James' voice. A lot of pain, a lot of life, but most of all, a lot of strength. She can be so raucous and down one song, and then break your heart with her subtlety and finess in the next. As raw as Etta is, there is a great intelligence and wisdom in her singing" - Bonnie Raitt.