Articles tagged cadillac records

Laughing Through the Tears: The Enduring Journey of Etta James

As much as Etta James used her songwriting and vocal skills as primary sources for empowerment and critique, her performances and image were equally significant in reflecting a public persona bursting with wit, wildness, and sassy radicalism.

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5 Jan 2009 // 2:10 AM

Chess vs. ‘Cadillac’: The Chicago story

The movie “Cadillac Records” tells the story of the artists behind Chicago’s famous Chess Records. Notably, Beyonce plays Etta James, Jeffrey Wright brings Muddy

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5 Dec 2008 // 4:32 AM

Cadillac Records

In the ambitious and cluttered Cadillac Records, Leonard Chess redistributes income among his artists, but the point is not lost on any of them that he decides who plays when and even how to play.

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