Tag Archives: Etta James

Love, Peace and Electro Pop?

When Chris Brown won for best R&B album the outrage on twitter wasn’t because he won but because Chris Brown doesn’t sing R&B music anymore. I can assure you Beautiful People, Turn up The Music and Yeah 3x isn’t on anyone’s local urban station nor is Rihanna and her hopeless place. The Grammy’s completely disrespected black music and artist yet again from not putting up a picture of Etta James during her SHORT tribute to not adding Vesta Williams on the list of the dead being honored and by honoring Don Cornelius before the Euro pop section , really? You know as a reader I love and Adle and feel she deserved every one of her Grammys but all of Adele’s wins were televised when Beyonce, who won six first in 2010 only got one televised acceptance speech. Adele’s pictures holding her six Grammy’s were ready shortly after the Grammy’s for the world to say congrats but we had to wait days for the pictures of Beyonce holding her six to surface. Now that the Grammy’s are over the focus isn’t on the winners it’s where was Kanye, where was Beyonce and Jay instead of being at the show. If more stars began to stop attending the event until respect is giving I think the voters would rethink their position. Diana Ross couldn’t get a real tribute for all the work she put into this industry by the Grammys? The Beach Boys got a better honor on Sunday. fortunately I am not alone in this thinking as fellow blog Brilliantly Blunt wrote an outstanding piece on the  oversight here:http://brilliantlyblunt.com/?p=3851 . Tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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Etta James laid to rest

Etta James was laid to rest yesterday after losing her battle with lukemia. The funeral included performances by Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera. Rep. Maxine Waters and Al Sharpton spoke on the singers behalf. We would like to say RIP to Ms. James and wish her family condolences. You can read about the funeral here:http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/01/etta-james-funeral-celebrities-obama.html and let us know what you think about Etta and her phenominal voice in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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Rosebarr Barr is an Idiot

When blues legend Etta James died last week after her long fight with leukemia Roseanne Barr used her twitter page to vent over Etta not singing for President Obama and blasted Beyonce for messing Etta over. While everyone is entitled to their own opinion it was not the place, time, nor business of Roseanne Barr. Of course Beyonce’s loyal stans rushed to her defense as Roseanne called them all kind of derogatory names. Of course the next day Roseanne issues an apology to the fans and to Beyonce praising her talent when she just said she couldn’t sing. Twitter is a wonderful social network which allows celebrities to speak directly to their fanbase but it comes a time when it’s too much. If Roseanne didn’t agree with the who the President wanted to sing she is well within her right but to use her death to rant about something so non important is just ridiculous. What do you think.

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RIP Etta James

Chess Records legend has died according to CNN breaking news reporter Mark Bixler . According to Mr. Bixler the news was confirmed to the CNN news room by Ms. James longtime manager and friend confirmed to CNN. The Rock and Roll Hall of  Fame inductee brought is best known her her soulful pipes and struggle with addiction. James, born Jamesetta Hawkins, is responsible for classic songs At Last, All I Could Do is Cry, and Sunday Kinda of Love. The singer’s work with the classic Chess Records is documented in Cadillac Records. Please join us here at Mediamyxx in offering condolences to the legendary singer’s family and friends. You are with God “AT LAST”  RIP.

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