Don’t Forget the Songs-365: Mach Dos Day 11
Fri. Jan 20, 2012

Miss You
Etta James

“♫ Lord [We] Miss You […] ♫”

There will never be another Etta James.

James never apologized for her raunchy stage show that took woman’s liberation to sultriest depths, wink wink, while rising to acclaim as the Queen of the Blues.

Did you know—Etta‘s was one of the first, few voices that broke through in both the R&B and Rock charts? James’ take on the blues is the perfect match from this Jagger/Richards original. You know Mick grinned when he heard Etta’s version.

Today we honor the passing of the great one—probably the greatest Queen the blues will ever see and hear. If you haven’t had the pleasure, spin some of her jewels—Etta wore the blues tight like a dress that hid nothing and revealed the true essence of James.

She was one of the bravest artists on the planet. Rest in Peace Etta James—we miss you already.