Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story

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Da Capo Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
23 Reviews
One of the great women of American music, equally at home singing blues and jazz, Etta regales us with tales of her chaotic childhood, the stars she has known, and her troubled trip to stardom in this mesmerizing autobiography.
  

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User Review  - Rhina M. Finley - Goodreads

This book had some heavy stuff in it, even jaw dropping lines. Etta James left nothing unsaid, her honesty and rawness is unique and even odd at times. She even gave insight to other artist that died ... Read full review

Review: Rage To Survive: The Etta James Story

User Review  - Teri - Goodreads

I am a huge Etta James fan, although I knew about her drug addictions and in and out of rehab....I had no idea the depth of her other problems. This book is a must read for all Etta James fans. Read full review

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Contents

1 Jamesetta
3
2 Years of Fears
11
3 Swing It Away Echoes of Eden Choir
17
4 Tragic Stroke
26
5 Sugar on the Floor
33
6 Wild
38
7 Etta James
48
8 More Road Shows
56
20 Bitch Im God
160
21 Gender Benders
168
22 Security
175
23 Frantic
182
24 The Chicken Is Heroin
188
25 Bonnie and Clyde
198
26 Living for the City
203
27 Im Etta James and Im a Spoiled Baby
209

9 Kings and Queens
74
10 Wake Up Etta and Tell the Man You a Nigger
82
11 Rage
91
12 At Last
101
13 Jamesetta X
111
14 Dear God How Did It Come to This?
119
15 Fluid on the Brain
127
16 The Pimp
132
17 The Repertoire
142
18 A Change Is Gonna Come
149
19 Working for My Habit
154
28 Rumble in the Jungle
215
29 Deep in the Night
222
30 Like a Rolling Stone
231
31 You Ever Heard of Etta James?
237
32 Back to the Blues
246
33 SevenYear Itch
251
34 SwapMeet Girl
259
Selected Discography
265
Index
266
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About the author (2003)

David Ritz is the author of Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, and many other books with or about Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and B.B. King. He is a three-time winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. He lives in Los Angeles.

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