When she’s not too busy recording Spanish language duets with herself or devouring the souls of babies, Beyonce Knowles likes to entertain herself by starring in biographical movies about famous black singers that have made the mistake of rising to prominence. Luckily, Beyonce is quick to make sure that nobody forgets about the greatest singing legends of our time…by portraying them in films.
Cadillac Records is an upcoming film that focuses on Leonard Chess, the founder of Chess Records, which became the home for budding stars such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and…Etta James, one of my most truly cherished vocalists.
Luckily, Beyonce will be filling her shoes. Considering the fact that Beyonce’s voice, image, and personality all have literally nothing in common with that of Etta’s, it’s rather fantastic to hear that she’s signing on to represent Etta. Who, by the way, is still very much alive.
Don’t get me wrong, now. While I still love me some Knowles from time to time (mostly in the form of a “band” once known as Destiny’s Child,) but if I had to choose someone to represent Etta, she wouldn’t even come close.