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Etta James was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a performer in 1993.

Etta James

Black and white promotional photo of Etta James, ca. late-80s to early-90s. She is shown singing against a white background, holding a vintage 1930's-style microphone. She is wearing a dark top or dress and a round-crowned hat. Her names appears at the bottom of the photo.Her voice delivered nuanced wisdom and raw power in equal measure.

Etta James had one of the greatest voices of her century. Forever the matriarch of the blues, she has been immortalized by such hits as “At Last,” “Tell Mama” and “Sunday Kind of Love.” More on

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Below are a few of the books relating to Etta James that are available for use in the Library Reading Room.

Rock's Backpages Articles

Free articles are available on Rock's Backpages through the Free on RBP link. The articles below may require you to be on-site at the Library & Archives in order to read them.



Find commercially published audio from the Library's collection here. Below are notable examples from the collection.


Etta James on YouTube

Archival Collections

Listed below are notable collections and items from the Rock Hall's Archives. You can find more by searching our catalog here.


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