News featuring Etta James

The following news stories mention Etta James. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 4 hours ago.

’14 May 29 Thu

Thursday 29th May

  • Which singers do you rate most highly?

    Open thread: According to a viral online list currently doing the rounds, Axl Rose is one of the most accomplished vocalists in recent memory. Which singer tops your list?

    According to a recent interactive chart compiled from data at The Range Place forum, Axl Rose is the world's greatest singer if, that is, you're taking vocal range as your criteria.

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’14 Mar 27 Thu

Thursday 27th March

  • Kelly Clarkson And Martina McBride Join Forces On “In The Basement”: Listen

    You would be forgiven for thinking a Kelly Clarkson and Martina McBride duet would be a country-tinged affair. (After all, we know how much the inaugural American Idol winner like to dabble in the genre). Well, think again. The gals’ interpretation of Etta James‘ “In The Basement” is actually a soaring soul anthem. The song ... More »

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’14 Mar 18 Tue

Tuesday 18th March

  • 'A Night With Janis Joplin' moves to Gramercy Theatre (other shows cancelled because of this new residency)

    Though the Live Nation booked Gramercy Theatre in NYC does have a few random concerts still scheduled there (like Freddie Gibbs/Madlib and Bun B/Kirko Bangz, you'll notice that most of the upcoming schedule is now taken up by 'A Night With Janis Joplin', which is moving there from Broadway. The press release reads:

    A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN arrives at Gramercy Theatre following an engagement at Broadway's Lyceum Theater where it was hailed by critics and had audiences leaping to their feet and dancing in the aisles. Mary Bridget Davies, who has taken New York by storm with her critically acclaimed performance as Janis Joplin, will reprise her role. On stage, Davies will be joined by many of the production's Broadway cast - a stellar, eight-piece rock band as well as her "Joplinaires" - incredible female singers who provide the iconic voices of the blues and soul singers who…

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Wednesday 15th January

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Thursday 24th October

  • Muscle Shoals – review

    A magnificently soundtracked documentary showcases the town in segregationist Alabama that became an oasis of mixed skin colours and musical styles, and a wellspring of hit records

    Who would've thought a bunch of white musicians would be the studio band for some of the top black R&B and soul artists of all time? Well, anyone who's watched Standing in the Shadows of Motown, for starters, the film that looms silently over this documentary about another 60s music scene: the legendary performers and hit records that came swirling like Tennessee River water out of the town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, pop 8,000. But if it doesn't have quite the same original impact as Standing in the Shadows, and at times looks uncomfortably like a Jack Daniels ad, what Greg Camalier's film shares is a mesmerising soundtrack. Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Percy "When a Man Loves a Woman" Sledge, the Allman…

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Tuesday 24th September

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Wednesday 7th August

’13 May 16 Thu

Thursday 16th May

  • Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Seesaw – review

    (Provogue Records)

    Joe Bonamassa is a guitar hero and blues-rocker with impressively eclectic taste. A one-time child prodigy who opened for his admirer BB King when he was just 12, he has developed an interest in blues-related music of every kind, and this second collaboration with the versatile Californian singer Beth Hart is remarkable for its bravery. There are covers of songs made famous by anyone from Billie Holiday to Tina Turner, Buddy Miles or Slackwax. The mood constantly changes, from a brash and brassy Them There Eyes, recorded by Holiday in the Thirties, to an efficiently rocked-up Nutbush City Limits, or fine bluesy vocals and guitar work on I Love You Know More Than You'll Ever Know. Then there's a slinky reworking of an Etta James song, and even a daring, brooding and angry treatment of Strange Fruit. Hart is no Nina Simone, but this is no embarrassment.

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’13 Feb 4 Mon

Monday 4th February

  • New Band Up North: Amy Holford

    Each week, Emily Brinnand digs through the sounds of the North, picking one artist or band she thinks you should take notice of

    Armed with her acoustic guitar and powerful voice, Newcastle singer songwriter Amy Holford, is making breathtakingly beautiful music full of sorrow, soul and heartache, which brings you to a standstill. Every word she sings oozes with passion, sadness and the aches and pains of life.

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’13 Feb 3 Sun

Sunday 3rd February

  • Beyoncé has earned our respect | Nadifa Mohamed

    Her Super Bowl performance tonight shows she's avoided the tragedies that have beset so many black women musicians

    If there was any time that Beyoncé needed her alter ego Sasha Fierce it was last week, when she was forced to suffer the indignity of being compared to a drug cheat, horse meat and accused of bringing the whole US government into disrepute after lip-syncing at the presidential inauguration. The wan figure glimpsed rehearsing for her Super Bowl performance tonight couldn't have been more removed from the almost superhuman pop machine we saw working the indieboys into a frenzy at Glastonbury; just big knickers and a gold sequined jacket protecting her modesty, a blond mane as big as the lion's in the Wizard of Oz and tireless legs thumping the floor as hard as pistons.

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