If you want to read about Etta James' life you might like one of the following:
If you wanted to listen to some Etta James you might like to borrow some of these CDs :
When an artist has over a 50 year career it's hard to know which period or style of singing best personifies them. The youtube clip at the top is Etta James in the latter part of her life - below is Etta James in the early 1960s just after her 1950s hit Dance With Me Henry.
If you want to try something a bit different and unexpected from Etta James you might like to listen to or even buy one of her last albums Matriarch of the Blues.
Enjoy her music and rest in peace Etta.