Posted by Jessica at July 26, 2007 12:02 PM
Did you read? Etta James is in the hospital. I hope she gets out soon; I am into her being alive and healthy. Maybe you didn't know she is still singing. She is. If you have 99¢ laying around, go to the iTunes store and download her version of "Purple Rain" from the record she did last year. The music is unadulterated studio twaddle, but Etta, hardly diminished at 69, growls "I never wanted to be your weekend lov-uh" like she means it. Then, go and listen to "I'd Rather Go Blind" (Tell Mama, Chess, 1968) until you cry --though, usually "Most of all I just don't / I just don't wanna be free...naw"--gets me the first time through.