British singer Adele has never been shy about her love for the late Etta James. Most recently the Grammy-nominated singer praised James in a Cosmopolitan Magazine interview, saying: “My favorite singers are Etta James and Aretha Franklin. If you were to look up the word singer in the dictionary, you’d see their names.”
Watch as Adele performs “Fool That I Am” at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2009. “This is the first song that I heard by Etta James that made me want to be a singer,” she tells the crowd.
What’s your favorite Etta James song?