Monday, September 06, 2010

Etta James - Voice Your Choice

R&B pioneer Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, Nicknamed "Miss Peaches", she scored her first hit, the #1 R&B song The Wallflower. She has had a tough go of it at times with frequent bouts of addiction to heroin, but she was cured in the late 1970s. She has been acknowledged for her career triumphs with an induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993 and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy's in 2003.

Between 1960 and 1970, she hit the Billboard charts a total of 28 times, despite never reaching the Top Ten. While she could wail away on uptemo numbers such as Tell Mama, it is her ballads that have stood the test of time vand made her familiar to fans all around the world.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Etta James with Trust In Me and At Last. I think it could be a nail biter, waiting for the results. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear at the Voice Your Choice page.

The winning song will be played in the 3rd hour of next week`s show.