Recommended jam: A Sunday Kind of Love
It's been a devastating year for historical musicians who left such a powerful influence on the music of today. First Johnny Otis, and now Etta James. Sad to say that the legendary blues, R&B, and soul singer that dominated the late 50's and 60's, Etta James, has passed earlier today at the Riverside Community Hospital at the age of 73 due to complications with leukemia. It is certain that her legendary music will live on through future decades to come as it will be almost impossible to forget her most popular hit, "At Last." While she first started out singing gospel tunes, James later found herself drawn to the more "raunchy" style of music which eventually led her to create a fusion of powerful soul, R&B, blues, and gospel music into some of the greatest classical hits that still linger within us today. I think it's safe to say that Etta James will be forever classified as a legendary jammer and that her passionate and soulful contribution to the music world will reign as a phenomenon being deeply missed by masses around the world.