ETTA JAMES was an American singer who performed various genres, including blues, R&B, Rock and Roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, James' powerful, earthy voice bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll.
She won six Grammy Awards and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, along with the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008.
She is ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as number 22 on its list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
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