Posted on 1/20/2012 by Daddy Will

I woke up this morning to find that the great Etta James had moved on in her journey and become the late, great Etta James. I’ve long been a fan of Ms. James in that I’ve appreciated her talent and enjoyed listening to her music but given that I only possess two of her CD’s I could hardly claim to be a “major” fan. I am however a major fan of acknowledging true achievement and giving credit where credit is due. I’m also a fan of recognizing the tenacity of the human spirit and its ability to overcome obstacles as well as the ability of an artist to incorporate those trials and triumphs in a manner that neither panders for pity nor alienates with arrogance.

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