Friday, January 14, 2011

Etta James

Hootchie Cootchie Gal

Etta James is very ill, nearly gone. [Search "etta james"] Sad. The clip is from the Chuck Berry half-concert/half-documentary "Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll." Keith Richards had insisted on having her as part of the concert, and Chuck was against it. This is the scene where he changes his mind, and then some. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

One of the greats!

Professor Chaos said...

I saw Etta James, must be 25 years ago now, at thw SF Blues Festival. She was awe inspiring with Katie Webster on piano and Buddy Guy playing guitar. She can not be allowed to leave us.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I just finished reading keith Richards book 'life'...and he mentions this..if you get a chance..read it..it's really a great book.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

oh...Etta...don't go...

but if you do take chuck with you..he's a raging asshole, good music or not.

Blueberry said...

On CB, yeah... he's got some issues, to say the least. Still working my way through Keith's book. If I don't get reading time on the weekend, then it doesn't happen.