I’d Rather Go Blind by Etta James & Doctoar John (Live, 1987)
BB King introduces The Bluesy Diva Miss Etta James. Performing her classic torch song with Doctor John on the TV concert, A Blues Session: BB King And Friends in 1987.
Ladies and Gentlemen, you just saw lightning caught in a bottle!!
This is just the perfect example of a duet. Two artists vibing and getting so into the material that they lose themselves in the performance.
A perfect combination of voices. Etta is powerful yet subdued, he is meek yet leading her. Dr. John is carrying her from the middle of the song, supporting her, although we all know that such a force of the universe needs nothing but space to shine.
Rest In Peace for Etta James, Dr. John, and B.B. King!