Etta James and Bob Dylan connections


Etta James who died recently in December, had some connections to Bob Dylan. From The

“There are a handful of connections between James and Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan dropped in on a late 1970’s Etta James session in Los Angeles to speak with producer Jerry Wexler, where he previewed some new songs:

… He just happened to drop by one Tuesday evening to tell me he was a fan and play Wexler some of his new ideas… That record, Slow Train Coming, featured “Gotta Serve Somebody,” my favorite Dylan tune, which, years later I wanted Wexler to produce for me, only to have Jerry refuse ’cause the song was too religious!”

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