2 thoughts on “I’d Rather Go Blind — R.I.P. Etta

  1. My favorite Etta James song. I saw her at the SF Blues Festival in 1996 and pretty much just knew her tough girl hits like “Tell Mama” and “:”Security” . When she did “I’d Rather Go Blind” I had never heard it before and for me it was just a different tender side of her that so captured how you feel when a relationship is not going to work out.

    Last week was a little rough for old r&b fans. I’m sure you saw that Johnny Otis (Hand Jive , Harlem Nocturne) passed last week too.

    • I did, but only because I saw it on someone’s blog who, much like you, knows their soul and blues trivia.

      …such a sad soul to pass, but so glad we have her voice to remember.

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