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31Jan
2012
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Nikka Costa Pays Tribute To Etta James

Nikka Costa opens up her box with a heartfelt message about Etta James before going into a cover of the late great singer.

Nikka has the voice and style to do Etta proud.  Straight up, she can hang with Christina Aguilera big time.  This time she covers "If I Can't Have You" and I am digging it.

If you are not already, make sure to subscribe to Nikka's Box for some straight funkiness.-DocFB

20Jan
2012
2

Etta James Passes Away At The Age of 73

Etta James. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Etta James. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Etta James. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The music world lost a legend today as the singer of "At Last" & "Something's Got A Hold On Me",  Etta James has died at the age of 73.

It was announced last month that Etta was "terminally ill" last month.  The singer was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2010 and also was battling Hepatitis C.

She passed away at a hospital in Riverside, California.  Her manager confirmed that in a statement.

Etta had a style that just cannot be touched.  She will be missed in so many ways.-DocFB

29Sep
2011
2

X Factor Contestant Nails “At Last” By Etta James

Simon Cowell didn't believe Josh Krajcik when he said he was going to sing "At Last" by Etta James. Even I didn't.

L.A. Reid called it that this was his "before" moment with what he was wearing and to give his burrito job to someone else.

Josh Kajcik killed it. A white boy singing soul like Lou Reed and David Bowie rised up inside of him.

Loved it. Glad X Factor is giving us quite a lot of good auditions.  Unless Simon is not as mean as he used to be.  Nahhhhh.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Soul Comes From Many Different Places.....

4Aug
2011
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Etta James Is Not Dead! Internet Hoax!

Contrary to reports, Legendary singer Etta James did not die.  It was an Internet hoax that a lot of people are still tweeting and posting about.

The rumor was posted late last night and according to her family, Etta is alive and well.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Here We Go Again

5Feb
2009
2

“Hate-a” James Can’t Stand Beyonce

Beyonce Knowles, Etta James
Beyonce Knowles, Etta James

Beyonce Knowles, Etta James

Don't tell Etta James that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In spite of the fact that Beyonce portrayed the legendary singer in last year's film Cadillac Records, James is none too pleased with the younger singer performing Etta's classic "At Last" at President Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.

"She gonna get her ass whipped,” James told the audience at her Seattle concert eight days after Beyonce's presidential performance. “I can’t stand Beyonce, she had no business up there singing ... my song that I’ve been singing forever.”