"On her last album 'The Dreamer,' released just three months before
her death, Etta James sings a mix of covers, from the R&B classic 'Misty Blue' to the Ray Charles song 'In the Evening.' But perhaps the
most curious tune included on the disc may be the Guns N' Roses staple 'Welcome to the Jungle.'
That a 73-year-old icon of R&B would tackle the frenetic rock
song – albeit in a pace more fitting her blues roots – might seem odd.
But the song may be the best representation of James as both a singer
and a person – rambunctious in spirit, with the ability to sing whatever
was thrown at her, whether it was jazz, blues, pining R&B or a song
from one of the rowdiest bands in rock" (Nekesa Mumbi Moody, "Etta James
," Huffington Post
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