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Etta James: The Queen Bee of R&B

Radio Pete, Rocky Mountain Musical Express, July 1978

IT IS almost impossible to write about Etta James and avoid clichés oft used in studies of jazz and soul artists. She's been exploited. She's also been acknowledged as the "greatest living soul singer." Etta was a junkie, and she's responsible for founding an anti-drug abuse foundation...

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