Today in Blues history – January 25, 1938 – Etta James is born
Today in Blues Music History
January 25, 1938 – Etta James is born
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James was born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938, in Los Angeles, California, to a 14-year-old mother, Dorothy Hawkins, who encouraged her daughter’s singing career. … By the age of 5, James was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio.
Born: January 25, 1938, Los Angeles, California
Children: Donto James, Sametto James
Record label: Chess Records, Warner Records
Etta James was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.