British folk legend has passed away today. i was lucky enough to watch him play live at Somerset House in London a couple of years ago. It was a Beautiful summers evening, we all sat on the cobbles and enjoyed a bottle of wine. A perfect moment.
Wiki says: Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins, January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, R&B, rock & roll, gospel and jazz singer and songwriter. James is the winner of four Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. In the 1950s and 1960s, she had her biggest success as a blues and R&B singer. She is best known for performing her song “At Last”, which has been featured in movies, television shows, advertising campaigns and web-streaming services. James has a contralto vocal range.
Bangr is a collection of music which blows the mind, pricks the ears and stops you in your tracks. It captures the characters and types of song that cut through the 'noise' and inspire the imagination. It's a nod towards music as an art and an appreciation of the skill and vision of musicians. Music can lift you, make you reach to the sky, it can move you, bring a tear to your eye and throughout life can push you forward. Everything has its place. It could be an acoustic ballad or an electronic hammering. There are no boundaries and this site is dedicated to those songs that just plain affect you.They are the true bangrs.
"Music does bring people together.
It allows us to experience the same emotions.
People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith,music proves: We are the same."
H. A. Overstreet
"I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality."
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."