Tensions at home and abroad seemed to be the order of the year as the Cold War continued throughout 1961 – turmoil in Africa, South Korea and the Middle East left no doubt that a new world order was in its infancy. While Freedom Riders rode the bus to racial awareness in the US and the European Social Charter forged a guarantee of positive civil and political rights, Etta James crossed the barrier to bring lovers together in one fluid slow dance.
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I’ve listened to it 3 times in a row now :)
I’m trying to get Miss Z to do a cover…
Great song… RIP Etta!
Amazing how many young artists are trying to pick up the thread…
I love Etta James voice. I’m glad times were moving forward. it’s tough, but I hope they continue to move forward towards human rights for EVERYONE.
Doesn’t seem like fifty years ago… So much and so little has changed!