RIP, A Sad Day, Etta is Gone...

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Home Stager with Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369

RIP, A Sad Day, Etta is Gone...

Some of you know I sing in a band. I've been singing blues all my life.

Koko Taylor, Elmore James, Ella Fitzgerald, and the incomparable Etta James have influenced me profoundly.

We have lost an incredible vocalist and a woman who made it through many struggles in her life. Through it all; weight problems, failing health, drug addiction, and now cancer, her incredible voice is still the one thing that will never stop.

She has been a large part of my life to the point we used this song as our wedding dance...


Thank you . Rest in Peace Etta, you can relax, at last.

Comments (13)

Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK
BobHaywood.com

Yep, Etta rocked.  Big loss for sure.  Gonna miss that voice!

Jan 20, 2012 08:03 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

"Rest In Peace" Etta. She was a strong creative talented woman who will never be forgotten.

 

Best

Jan 20, 2012 08:08 AM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Bob, Thanx, she could rock with the best of them! I'm going to miss her!

Adrian, very true, thanx, she won't be forgotten by me!

Jan 20, 2012 08:37 AM
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Conroe, TX
Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe

Peg - Her singing gave me goose bumps - she was so good!  She will be missed.  Keeping singing those great songs:)

Jan 20, 2012 10:18 AM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Peg, what a great wedding dance number! She may be gone but her music will be with us forever.

Jan 20, 2012 11:12 AM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

PamMmy, She was that good... I have to go put my make up on again... we're going out for Chinese New Year with our Sifu.

Janice, I used to get choked up listening to that song because it was our wedding song, now it's even harder to stay dry eyed...

 

Jan 20, 2012 11:30 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Etta James...............amazing talent, and love the song you chose for the video and your wedding dance!  She will be missed.

Jan 20, 2012 10:20 PM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

BU-FU, At Last was a commonly used wedding song, I found out later, but since we got married late, it seemed appropriate as well as we loved it! There was another couple videos, but one had a glitch in the middle, so this is the one I picked. You can see she's not well, but she still sounds amazing!

Jan 21, 2012 02:52 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

So sad!  I love that song, it's one of my all time favorites.  She may be missed but luckily her music lives on.

Jan 21, 2012 03:17 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Peg - I just heard this on the radio yesterday when I was driving.  What an incredible voice.  This song is one of my favourites.

Jan 21, 2012 03:20 AM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Sharon, thank goodness for CD's, Mp3's etc! She was an amazing woman!

Seaside Sal, Me too! In fact I had just got in the car and heard the song playing and texted my husband about them 'playing our song' and did he want to dance? He texted back Heck yeah! Then after I got home I had an email waiting from our guitar player about her death. So I texted Dave again with the news.

So sad.

Jan 21, 2012 03:32 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Peg, what a powerful, colorful, soothing, soulful voice she had...Etta James will be missed by many.

Jan 22, 2012 07:23 AM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Nick, we just finished band practice and it was fun. I only thought of her once. I'm going to miss her.

Jan 22, 2012 09:56 AM

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