Thought we would get your week going with a fiery performance from our AOM and her rendition of the Ray Charles classic “What I Say”. This is from Etta’s 1964 release Etta James Rocks The House.

Also, checkout this live clip below from the TV show The! Beat! With Etta, Esther Phillips, Lattimore Brown and more…

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.