– I had chosen a Janis version of one of her songs that I just love. Coincidence for sure, but it somewhat changes the nature of what I wanted to write.
Of course I was saddened by the news of Etta James’ death. No one wants to hear of the loss of such great talent. But at the same time, the gift of her music will make her live on. Which is what I was going to write about Janis. Now I write it for both. And Big Mama Thornton.
I’ll let their songs speak for them.
• Etta James: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8pcNIGjJX0
Ball and Chain
• Big Mama Thornton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-rNX1DKuMI