Black History Month: A Salute to Etta James

Jamesetta Hawkins, more famously known as Etta James, was born January 25, 1938, in Los Angeles, California, to a 14-year-old mother, Dorothy Hawkins, who encouraged her daughter's singing career. James would later say, "My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you can still bring something of your own …

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