Comments on: Throwback Thursday — The One and Only Etta James! http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/ Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:36:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Etta James | foremothers http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-1382245 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:08:43 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-1382245 […] http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/ […]

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By: afrobella » Blog Archive » Etta James and the PERFECT Cat’s Eye http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-304350 Thu, 06 May 2010 17:30:57 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-304350 […] first featured that video in a Throwback Thursday in 2008, all about the amazing Etta. And she remains one of my all time beauty icons, just because of her […]

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By: b. http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-113268 Thu, 15 May 2008 22:18:11 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-113268 Has anyone noticed the vid related to this is Christina Aguilara singing “At Last”? Hmm…having her play the lead would make an interesting movie!

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By: Maleficent http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-105721 Sat, 01 Mar 2008 06:07:28 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-105721 It would be fabulous if all of ya’ll would give this girl a CHANCE before you completely knock her down. Etta is. So why shouldn’t the rest of the world? She is not a fabulous actress, but with each film she tackles, she gets a little better and a little more believable. Up until now she’s never HAD a role with any substance or meat to it. Even in Dreamgirls, Deena Jones was essentially a pretty idiot who Curtis molded into the superstar based on her look not her sound. She had to play a woman cowed, controlled and guided. I think she did a good job of it.

Etta here, her life was meatier, seedier, bluesier, more interesting and teeth-sink-in-able.

Give Beyonce the benefit of the doubt. With Etta herself coaching, mentoring and guiding her, she may very well suprise all of us and do a good job.

Don’t count the girl out; she’s got the drive!

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By: Moodygemini http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-105457 Thu, 28 Feb 2008 19:18:30 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-105457 I totally agree with you! When I read the interview with Etta speaking on Beyonce playing her I was ready to scream. I wish Hollywood would understand that yes – we want our stories shown on the large screen, but do not underestimate our intelligence by choosing someone who will only make you money and not represent the icon. Beyonce is an awesome performer. But the key word is performer. She is not an Etta James. No amount of voice lessons or studio enhancements will allow this to happen.

Unfortunately, I must admit that I will more than likely not see the movie mainly because she was cast. I will be even more honest and admit I have not seen Dreamgirls for the same reason. Too bad because it would be awesome if a movie about Etta James could have the same impact as Lady Sings the Blues about the fabulous Billie Holliday.

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By: my@neteralmagazine http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-105225 Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:55:25 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-105225 I love Etta! I admire her so much! I can’t wait to see the movie, to see how Beyonce portrays her. I’m hearing a lot of concerns about Bey and this part. I sure hope she can pull it off because you can’t mess up a role like this… you just can’t! Not Etta James life story-A woman who sings from the heart and soul and who is a REAL legend.

My favorite song of hers is “Waiting for Charlie to Come Home.” I listen to that song ALL the time!

I am excited to see how good Etta looks! She looks damn good!

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By: regina http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-104966 Wed, 27 Feb 2008 01:01:25 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-104966 I love Etta James, and will definitely have “At Last” playing at my wedding! I am not at all a fan of beyonce and do not think she can make her voice sound like Etta’s, but hey she may surprise everyone… (not holding my breath though)

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By: Whatsthatcolor http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-104676 Tue, 26 Feb 2008 06:31:40 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-104676 I say Etta James back in 2006 and she gave a wonderful and interesting show. A lot of people hated including my inlaws but I thought it was great. I don’t think Beyonce can capture Etta’s spirt and i’m a Beyonce fan.

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By: melissa http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-104617 Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:48:07 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-104617 I think J. Scott could bring the box office numbers. I’m just glad it isn’t centered around Beyonce

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By: Billi Hollidae http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-104610 Mon, 25 Feb 2008 18:33:54 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/#comment-104610 I usually don’t comment, but I have to get in on this.
OF ALLL THE TALENT & SASS THAT SO MANY OTHER UP & COMING ARTIST/ACTRESSES Posses-WHY????? WOULD YOU PUT SOMEONE THAT WE HAVE SEEN A THOUSAND TIMES OVER. WHO is in charge of casting? I love,love,love our pioneer blues & jazz singers, This truly disappoints me. To ignore ETTA’s own request for who she wanted to play in her own movie is crazy to me, but to add insult to injury….Beyonce!?!! I’m sorry, she a good entertainer, but COME ONNNNN. She’s not an actress, she keeps trying: Carmen, “Fighting Temptations”, DG, Pink Panther, and …..whatever else. She was believeable in not one. I’m disappointed.

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