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Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer-songwriter. Her style 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 hits such as...Wikipedia

Age: 73 (age at death)
Born: 25th January, 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 20th January, 2012, Riverside, California, USA
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Her Single "At Last"

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Jamesetta Hawkins was born in Los Angeles, California to an unmarried 14-year-old African-American mother, Dorothy Hawkins. She claimed that her mother told her that her father was pool player Rudolph "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone, who was Caucasian.

 

In the 1950s and 60s, she had her biggest success as a blues and R&B singer. She is best known for her 1961 ballad "At Last", which has been featured in many movies, television shows, commercials, and web-streaming services since its release. James has a contralto vocal range.

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Robert W Lewis - The Lady is a legend, She could sing any thing, I was able to attend a dozen of so Of her concerts (1 year ago)
Robert W. Lewis - 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 (1 year ago)
allisondiliges - Her voice is the most perfect thing ever. (1 year ago)
BBTygerTyger - What a beautiful and soulful voice she had. (2 years ago)

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