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Etta James

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Interviews & Profiles

Etta James onstage at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

January 27, 2012 Fresh Air remembers the singer with excerpts from a 1994 interview about her lengthy career.

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News

Etta James rehearses a song before recording at Fame Studios circa 1967 in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

January 20, 2012 The Matriarch of the Blues had grit in her voice that could melt like sugar or rub salt in a wound.

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January 28, 2009 The legendary singer passed away this past (day), leaving behind a legacy of impassioned balladry.

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Etta James circa 1960 in Chicago.

January 21, 2012 A string of stunning '60s singles cemented James as one of the great female vocalists of all time.

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February 8, 2006 Hear a mix of listener-selected music for Valentine's Day.

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