Daily Archives: August 15, 2011

15th August

Etta James – I’d rather go blind

This is one of the most powerful songs I have ever encountered. I recently watched an excellent movie about the Chess label, called Cadillac Records where Beyonce plays Etta James. In it she sings a version of this song, and while she is perhaps easier on the ear (and certainly the eye!) she doesn’t quite match the raw emotion and power of Etta’s original.