Chess Records founder Phil Chess, Etta James and record producer Ralph Bass pose for a portrait at Chess Records Studios in Chicago, Illinois in 1960.
The album cover sleeve of "The Second Time Around" by Etta James, released in 1961.
The album cover sleeve of Etta James' "Rocks The House" record released in 1964.
Etta James, Marvell Thomas and David Hood rehearse a song before recording at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1967.
Etta James recording at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1967.
Etta James performs at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977.
Etta James performing at the Vienne Jazz Festival in 1991.
Etta James displays her star with U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and U.S. Congresswoman Diane Watson during a ceremony honoring James on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 18th, 2003.
Etta James at work in the recording studio in Los Angeles in 2007.
Beyonce serenades Etta James during the Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on September 5th, 2008.
Etta James and Beyonce arrive on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of "Cadillac Records" at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on November 24th, 2008.
Etta James performs at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on May 11th, 2009.