Etta James died today at the age of 73. Read about it here if you’d like. I’d rather just listen.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
One Voice Invokes Two More
Patti Littlefield pays tribute to Etta James and Dinah Washington
Vocalist Patti Littlefield can’t recall the song, but she knows who was singing on her mother’s radio. “The first song I remember hearing was Dinah Washington,” she says. “I remember thinking—as a 3-year-old or whatever, I was very, very young—that I wanted to be a singer, because of her vibrato, the way her voice was.”