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Etta James passes

http://youtu.be/WzibSiJv8hc

Some years ago, a friend booked Etta James at the Park Plaza in downtown L.A. The audience was primarily alt- and punk, edgy and cynical. Most knew about her but had never seen her perform.

People were slack-jawed by the end of her performance. She tore the place up. It was astonishing.

From a Facebook comment:

Was doing sound at Telluride Jazz back when town stage was a tent top, I swear she could have done it without a PA…nothin’ but power.

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