Alicia Keys was joined by blues icon Bonnie Raitt as the duo performed a touching tribute to the late Etta James Sunday night (Feb 12) at the 2012 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
“As we were reminded just yesterday, when the truly great artists leave us, their legacy lives on. We love Whitney Houston,” said Alicia. “And we also love another one of the great ladies of music who we lost this year, the one and only Etta James,” Bonnie added.
Avoiding the obvious song choice — the wildly popular “At Last” — the pair chose to sing “Sunday Kind of Love,” which also appeared on the same album as James’ biggest hit single.
“We love you, Etta! We love you, Whitney! We’ll never forget you,” the two said at the conclusion of the performance.