Black Women For Black Music Month! Etta James

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By: VIBE Vixen / June 10, 2011

Etta James, born Jamesetta Hawkins, is a powerful singer born and bred in the church. She belted out awesome gospel songs every since age 5 until she joined a group headed up by Johnny Otis. One of her most famous songs of all time is “At Last”. A few years ago Beyoncé had the honor of playing Etta in a biopic called Cadillac Records. Ms. James puts the soul in SOULFUL singing and was quite a fashionable lady during her career. Many people noted her for her blonde hair and black eyebrows which somehow looked absolutely gorgeous on her. -Erica Vain