Etta James

Etta James
1938 - 2012

Etta James  American Singer


Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hi...

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Longest Relationship43 yrs
Shortest Relationship43 yrs
Average Relationship Length43 yrs
First Name Etta
Last Name Mills
Maiden Name James
Full Name at Birth Jamesetta Hawkins
Alternative Name Miss Peaches, Miss Peaches,, The Matriarch of R&B
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th January, 1938
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
Died 20th January, 2012
Place of Death Riverside, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications of Leukemia
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Large
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Dyed Blonde
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Her Single "At Last"
Music Genre (Text) Blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz, gospel
Music Genre Blues
Year(s) Active 1954–2012
Music Style Early R&B, Soul-Blues, R&B
Music Mood Earthy, Passionate, Gutsy, Earnest, Intimate, Boisterous, Romantic, Melancholy, Exuberant, Laid-Back/Mellow, Sensual, Rowdy, Joyous, Rollicking, Sentimental, Raucous, Summery, Reverent
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Modern, Chess/MCA Records, Argo, Crown, Cadet, Island/PolyGram Records, Private Music/RCA, RCA Victor Records, Elektra, Virgin/EMI Records, Verve Forecast/Universal Records
Associated Acts Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Otis, Sugar Pie DeSanto
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    Robert W LewisAug 30, 2013

    The Lady is a legend, She could sing any thing, I was able to attend a dozen of so Of her concerts

    Robert W. LewisAug 30, 2013

    Etta James Has A Record That Seems To have Gotten Lost. On The Queen Of Soul Album, there are 23 Songs, The Song Somewhere out Is much different Then Newer versions by other recording artist Please play this to see the difference. I Lost all of my albums In a house fire In 1978 Please place this record on line and Thank You Very, Very Much

    allisondiligesMay 19, 2013

    Her voice is the most perfect thing ever.

    BBTygerTygerJan 21, 2012

    What a beautiful and soulful voice she had.

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