Etta James

Jan 25, 1938

Bio: Raised by Lula Rogers, her mother's former landlady, for 12 years. Began performing on Los Angeles radio gospel-music broadcasts at age 5. Was discovered by blues icon Johnny Otis when she was 16. He changed her name to Etta James (an inversion of her first name), changed the name of her singing group from the Creolettes to the Peaches (her nickname) and took them… More

Etta James Videos

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Burning Down The House
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