Adele Blogs Tribute To The Late Etta James

    Sad news broke a few days ago when we reported that soul singer Etta James had died, at age 73, after a joint battle with leukemia and dementia. Now Adele, the enormous British voice that owned most of 2011, has made a post on her website about her love of James and seeing her live in New York City. In it she calls the singer, whose 74th birthday would have been this Wednesday (Jan. 25), “the ultimate original.” You can read Adele’s touching post below. [Idolator]

    What a lady Etta James was. She was the ultimate original. Her voice was breath taking and her songs are reflections we all recognise in some way or another. Its an honour every time I hear her voice. I saw her at BB Kings in New York a few years ago, and it was something I will remember forever. Thank you to Etta James. And i send all my love to her family and friends xxxx