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Etta James

Etta James

Etta James (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) Jamesetta Hawkins was born to a Los Angeles prostitute, brought up..
Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown ran away from home at 17 to follow her dream of singin’ in a band. After a DJ..
Little Willie John

Little Willie John

He lived fast, died young, and left behind a legacy of incredible—but largely forgotten—recordings. Little Willie John was just five..
Paul Simon

Paul Simon

When you hear the name Paul Simon you might not think of the Blues. But Paul Simon knows his blues...
Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Ray Charles shook up the nation when he took sacred music and made it sexy.  There’s one track he wrote..
Billy Preston

Billy Preston

At age three Billy Preston taught himself to play piano. By age ten he’d graduated to the organ—backing the likes..