Monday, October 6, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Lady Bey Does Etta James

Last Thursday while many of us were anxiously anticipating the weekend, Beyonce was enjoying the beauty of Bermuda as a featured performer at 2008 Bermuda Musical Festival. During her set, Lady Bey sang the enduring Etta James classic 'At Last.' I am far from a fan of Bey but I was impressed with her performance. Beyonce also informed the adoring audience that filming for the movie in which she portrays Etta James, Cadillac Man, is done. The film is based on Leonard Chess, the founder of the legendary blues label Chess Records. Initially, Etta wasn't thrilled about Beyonce portraying her in the film, but after witnessing Beyonce's performance of 'Proud Mary' with Tina Turner at the Grammy Awards, Etta felt confident that Beyonce could pull it off. Be on the lookout for Cadillac Man. In the meantime, enjoy a little Lady Bey.