100happywords: 47. Miss. Etta. James.




Ooh, sometimes I get a good feeling.

From the first note of Etta James’ 1964 live album, Rocks the House, I get a good feeling – and it remains for the next 42 minutes.

Ooh, sometimes, even longer.

Etta James is most well-known for her rather sombre classic, At Last, which is on this album, but here she and the band infuse the rhythm and blues with the spirit and energy of rock and roll.

It’s joyous. It’s soulful. It makes me want to dance.

It makes me feel that this is life; this is living.

This is: Miss. Etta. James.



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