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Etta James RIP
The voice of Chess Records makes its last move
"...Etta James died on Friday, January 20, from various health..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Cadillac Records
The story of the birth of Chicago blues is well-told through this ensemble portrait of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Little Walter, and their label, Chess Records.
"...Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, and Etta James, and the Chess Records label, which recorded and..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dark Streets
A collection of blues originals by the likes of Aaron Neville, B.B. King, and Etta James lightens this otherwise dreary exercise in modern film noir.
"...a collection of blues originals performed by legends like Etta James, Aaron Neville, and B.B. King, all of whom..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Etta James The Chess Box (MCA/Chess)
"...Etta JamesThe Chess Box (MCA/Chess) Johnny Otis hired 16-year-old Jamesetta..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Spinning Yarns
Tracing generations' worth of jazz and R&B history through the Texas Trumpets
"...like the octave-stretching lineups of Tower of Power or James (Brown) and the Famous Flames. No sax or trombone..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Reissues
"...and most influential of the lot with Chicagoan Cole's unforgettable voice and brilliant piano playing. An equal part of..."

June 27, 1997 Music Review

Blackthorn
Sam Shepard stars in this film which imagines what might have happened if Butch Cassidy had survived and lived on in Bolivia.
"...living to a ripe old age (under the alias James Blackthorn), smoking cheroots and horse-ranching his way to a..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Etta James
Live shot
"...Etta James..."

July 22, 2005 Music Review by Belinda Acosta

Etta James
Live Shots
"...Etta JamesAustin Music Hall, April 24..."

May 1, 2009 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Record Reviews
"...ETTA JAMES..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Music Review

The Rock Pile
"...The King of Western Swing: Bob Wills Remembered by Rosetta Wills Billboard Books, $21.95 hard..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Etta James
Dinosaur DVDs with a smattering of punk, porn, and R&B
"...Etta JamesLive at Montreux 1993 (Eagle Rock)..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Summertime Blues
Auditioning for the blues – at band camp!
"...The choices are exacting. Where Jones might have emphasized Etta James, he chooses instead the gutsy Ida Cox...."

June 22, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

A Land Shaded in Melancholy Hues
The Austin Museum of Art exhibition "Visualizing the Blues: Images of the American South, 1862-1999" connects the blues aurally and visually, and reveals how the South, like the blues, is full of contradictions: dark and woeful yet beauteous and jubilant.
"...Etta James is wailing. From a scratchy vinyl 45 comes..."

March 8, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Born to Perform: Janelle Monaé
Tuesday’s Moody Theater extravaganza spurs critical debate
"...TF: And, of course, the James Brown cape routine and the heavy Purple Rain vibe...."

Nov. 14, 2013 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

An Evening of New Dance
The work here, while not so new, showed that area black dance is living and diverse
"...and Tanya Wideman-Davis. A love-hate duet to songs by Etta James and James Brown, "James and Etta," was a..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Arts Review by Jonelle Wilkinson Seitz

Strawberry Letter 23
Cult soulman/guitarist Shuggie Otis returns from decades of mystery
"...R&B star, TV host, deejay, bandleader, and producer for Etta James, Little Richard, Big Mama Thornton, and more...."

July 10, 2015 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Blues Cruise
Texas Platters go mondo
"...every song, she's pulled straight from the DNA of Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, and Wanda Jackson, and stood..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Critics Poll
"...Chuck Brown, Dave Brubeck, Don Cornelius, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Etta James, Adam "MCA" Yauch (Fawcett)..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Music Feature

Reissues
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
"...this was original and experimental work, rendered understandable, even unforgettable, through a common thread: raw rock & roll blues..."

June 25, 1999 Music Feature

Crossroads 3
I went up to the Crossroads – and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – fell down on my knees
"...1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.: Downstairs, past Motown motor James Jamerson's upright bass and Elvis Presley's Smith & Wesson,..."

July 2, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Eruption
Church on Monday guitarist Jake Langley transcends jazz
"...managed to get up the venue's narrow staircase: Dr. James Polk. Jazz bible Downbeat describes him as "an Austin..."

March 28, 2014 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

DVDnds
"...• James Taylor's solo shivers through Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and Stephen..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Dialtone, Please
Eddie Stout's Shoestring Label Sticks Close to Its R&B Roots
"...a tour mile with various Antone's artists such as James Cotton, Sue Foley, Pinetop Perkins, Doug Sahm, and Kim..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

SXSW Friday Picks and Sleepers
"...FRIDAY PICKS FLAMING LIPS / JIM JAMES / DIVINE FITS..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature

Aural History
Hannibal Lokumbe and his trumpet stand at the crossroads of jazz, blues, and Jimi Hendrix
"..."James A. Wilson was the school band director," begins Lokumbe,..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Box Sets/Reissues
The Disco Box
"...logo. Country folk and Travolta wannabes came to hear Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Bellamy Brothers, Mel Tillis,..."

April 9, 1999 Music Feature

Tribute Records
Tammy Wynette Remembered
"...here aren't bad enough to count as tough love: Etta James' "Ball and Chain," X's "Soul Kitchen," and Devo's..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Music Review

Steve Van Zandt’s Soulfire
Springsteen henchman and Sopranos boss hits the road and classrooms
"...put together for the blues festival. I liked the Etta James song [“Blues is My Business”] and found a..."

May 24, 2018 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...fusing strains of primal blues and funk. Barros channels Etta James and Nina Simone on 2016 debut Remonta. –..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

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