Originally shared by Simona AN
My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you can still bring something of your own to it. I’d like to think I did that
January 25, 1938, Los Angeles, California – January 20, 2012
Jamesetta Hawkins was an American singer-songwriter. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as „The Wallflower”, „At Last”, „Tell Mama”, „Something’s Got a Hold on Me”, and „I’d Rather Go Blind” for which she wrote the lyrics.
James is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and is the winner of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008.
Something’s Got A Hold On Me
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