Adele Blogs Tribute To Etta James

Robbie Daw | January 23, 2012 12:48 pm

A slew of artists tweeted about their sadness over the passing of Etta James late last week, and “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” songstress Kelly Clarkson even performed one of the soul legend’s classics during a Radio City Musical Hall concert stop on Saturday. Now Grammy nominee Adele has spoken up — or at least typed — by labeling the James what she calls an “ultimate original” on her blog. Adele noted the following about James:

“What a lady Etta James was. She was the ultimate original. Her voice was breath taking and her songs are reflections we all recognise in some way or another. Its an honour every time I hear her voice. I saw her at BB Kings in New York a few years ago, and it was something I will remember forever. Thank you to Etta James. And i send all my love to her family and friends xxxx”

Over the summer Adele also expressed her thoughts on the passing of Amy Winehouse, who, she said, “paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about british [sic] music again”.

Etta James would have turned 74 this week, on Wednesday (January 25).

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