January 20, 2012 so sadly now marks the passing of one of music's most legendary pioneers of Soul, Rock and Roll and R'n'B. She was the epitome of soul, grit and truth in its purest musical form. She was Etta James. A voice that inspired me from a young age and sparked a re surge to be greater vocally, in my not too distant past. I love the honesty, cheek and rebel qualities her voice so effortlessly possess and am so sad to know that she is with us no more. Having said that, I am abundantly grateful that my ears have been blessed with her voice. Rest in love Jamesetta Hawkins.
"and here we are, in heaven. For you are mine...at last"
peace & love xo