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 3 hours ago.

’14 Oct 14 Tue

Tuesday 14th October

  • Stream Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics

    Aretha Franklin takes on the divas on her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. We’ve already heard her renditions of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep,” which also had a memorable Letterman performance. The rest of the record features covers of Etta James, Gladys Knight, Barbra Streisand, [...]

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’14 Sep 29 Mon

Monday 29th September

  • Aretha Franklin Reveals Title And Release Date For Diva Covers Album: Morning Mix

    :: Aretha Franklin‘s forthcoming covers album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, is out October 21. She will sing songs by Etta James, Whitney Houston, Adele and more.  [Billboard] :: Snoop Dogg‘s next album is solely produced by Pharrell and features Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder. For a hint of what to expect, watch Snoop […]

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’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

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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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