Song of the Day: Etta James – “Stop The Wedding”
Stop the Wedding can easily be considered a song of drama. It tells of a woman determined not to hold her peace by convincing her lover of his grave mistake before a wedding alter. While you’re teased by the plot of the storyline itself, you can’t help but hear Etta’s gospel roots in this spectacular cut. In so many ways I definitely hear how Janis Joplin was influenced by her “grab you by the throat” vocals. Furthermore, I can’t help but here James Brown’s classic cut, Please, Please, Please in this song. It’s something about the measure breaks in the music with nothing but the soulful pleas to fill the space. I absolutely love it!