Art of the Week

January 24, 2010

This week will feature one artist and 2 other artist who uses/ used there art.

ETTA JAMES

Jamesetta Hawkins  (Etta James) was born January 25, 1938 in LA. The reason I chose Etta James because even today she is a wonderful artist that still preforms and is still widely heard. It is interesting to know that she was preforming at te age of 5 and she got her start singing in a church choir.  The beautiful melody  At last can be heard on the Walle movie trailer. and recently Beyonce played her in the 2008 hit “Cadillac Records”

Bio: Etta James Bio

Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (Beyoncé)  September 4, 1981, in Houston. I chose the Beyoncé connection with Etta James because these are two famous confident women that I like to listen to. Beyoncé got her start in Destiny’s Child as a preteen. This group brought her tremendous success. once the “group” fully disbanded in 2001 she launched a solo career and contines to go on.

Bio: Beyoncé

Kanye West

Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 8, 1977. I chose Kanye West as my final artist because I diodnt recognize how he was connected to Etta James until years after the song he featured her in came out.

Other References of Etta James

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