CD Review: Etta James

The Dreamer (Universal)

3 1/2 /5 stars

What a pity that the world lost this 73-year-old legendary American songstress to complications from leukaemia last month.

But at least she left the music world on a high note: The Grammy-winning At Last singer's last album is strong, spirited and soulful. Her resonant renditions of slow-jams like Ray Charles' In The Evening are testament to her great talent.

The best part? The unexpectedly bluesy, altogether-fierce cover of Guns N' Roses hit, Welcome To The Jungle.


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