Etta James onstage at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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Etta James rehearses a song before recording at Fame Studios circa 1967 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. House Of Fame LLC/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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