The World According To Jonesy – Radio Show #34

It’s been an unfortunate start to the new year for funk and soul fans the world over. January saw the passing of three music icons Jimmy Castor, Johnny Otis, and Etta James. Their combined influence on funk, soul, jazz, and even rock-n-roll was profound to say the least. By forging new pathways for future artists they truly inspired generations of fans for years to come. This week Jonesy pays tribute to the passing of these musical legends, by featuring tracks from each artist, intermixed with the standard affair of soulful grooves.

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Farewell to Etta James

 

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Looks like bad news comes in three’s. It’s been a sad week for soul and funk music with the passing of Jimmy Castor, Johnny Otis, and now, Etta James.

The Grammy Hall of Famer died this morning at the age of 73. She will be revered always for her deeply honest vocal style, inspiring so many after her.

Read more on Etta at the LA Times.

 

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