I just read that Etta James has a new record out. It’s called The Dreamer, and it seems to have some interesting covers, like “Welcome to the Jungle” and Otis Redding’s perfect “Cigarettes and Coffee.”
Thinking of Etta, I immediately thought of the sublime “I’d Rather Go Blind,” so I looked for a good performance and hit the jackpot. Here she is with Dr. John. Stick with it, because after a couple good minutes it becomes really great – touching, sad, sweet, one of the most tenderly intimate duets I can think of.