Born January 25th, 1938, Miss Etta James is a powerhouse vocal phenomenon who has spent 6 decades bringing us all to our knees begging for MERCY! Known for her steamrolling, brassy vocals, the blues mama is winner of four Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. Miss James has also been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. One of my all time favorite compilations is Etta James GOLD. It has 36 of her very best. If you ever want to experience the blues, this CD will break your heart…..in a good way! I want to extend a one up invitation to the Queen of Blues, Etta James to be one of the guys. She deserves her place in the Reynolds Still Gentlemen’s Club.