SOUL WEEK COVER FRIDAY: Sunday Kind of Love by Etta James - While it may not be Sunday, this is the tune that finally nudged me to do an entire week of soul music when I heard it playing at a coffee shop last Sunday. Etta James was one of the powerhouse blues/soul/R&B singers of the early to mid 60’s, and it was her debut album At Last! that launched her into stardom. While all of the tunes were covers of other people’s songs, James infused each song with her beautifully bluesy pop voice and made it her own.
While the best known song is the eponymous title track, there are plenty of songs that are just as worthy of recognition. Sunday Kind of Love is my favorite of the tunes, a pop standard written by Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes, and Louis Prima in 1946. There are many, many versions, but this one is the most enduring one, vulnerable and not so perfect which in fact makes her version pretty much perfection.
it’s annoying because skinny girls never ride for thick or fat girls EVER, never reblog pictures of them or mention shit bout body positivity and uplifting the spirits of thick and fat girls like I never see y’all advocating for curves and extra fat on the thighs or hips or anything but when Nicki goes “Fuck skinny bitches” y’all are suddenly activists for self-image and body positivity? get gone you fakes and liars. Fuck all y’all