Singer. "At Last" "(Wallflower) Roll With Me, Henry" "Tell Mama" "All I Could Do Was Cry" "I'd Rather Go Blind"
"[Chess Records founder] Leonard Chess was the most aware of anyone. He went up and down the halls of Chess announcing, 'Etta's crossed over! Etta's crossed over!' I still didn't know exactly what that meant, except that maybe more white people were listening to me. The Chess brothers kept saying how I was their first soul singer, that I was taking their label out of the old Delta blues, out of rock and into the modern era. Soul was the new direction...But in my mind, I was singing old style, not new."