Etta James, 1938-2012

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Soul music is not background music. It is not music to shop to. It is not music to eat dinner to. Soul music is not something that plays while a service representative gets back to you.

Soul music is Etta James. It gives and gives and gives— and it also demands.

And afterwards, everybody’s richer, better, whole.

Thank you, Ms. James.

Etta James, 1938-2012

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