Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Sky is Crying

The music world lost another icon Friday, blues singer Etta James, age 73. Though her passing was not a surprise (she had been battling leukemia and was hospitalized in December), her loss still saddens me. Miss James won six Grammies during her long career, putting out a final album, The Dreamer, just last year. I have two CD compilations of some of her greatest hits, At Last! and The Definitive Collection. Among her best known songs are: At Last, W-O-M-A-N, Try a Little Tenderness, Something's Got a Hold on Me, Tell Mama, Damn Your Eyes, The Sky is Crying, I've Been Loving You Too Long, A Sunday Kind of Love, Stormy Weather, I Just Want to Make Love to You -- and one of my favorites -- The Man I Love.


Alice Audrey said...

I had no idea she sang all that.

Heather said...

Yup, she has quite the roster of songs under her belt, and seemed to put out a knew album every few years with, as noted, the most recent being last year.