Was very saddened to hear of the passing of Etta James, one of music's most iconic bad girls.
The eyeliner, the hair, the drugs, the recovery and the melancholy sexuality- I see her influence everywhere today.
I saw her at the New Orleans Jazz Festival a few years ago, and apparently her troubles had already begun by then, but you'd never know it. She was vibrant and lovely as ever.
|James at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz Festival|
Rest in peace, Etta, at last.