View Full Version : Minnisota Fats the farther of who?

L.S. Dennis
10-29-2006, 07:04 PM
Here's one to throw just for curiosity, I heard a rumor that Fats was the illegitimate father of Etta James. Has anyone else ever heard of this? Just wondering.

10-29-2006, 07:12 PM
he's also James Browns brother! /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif actually her mom was 14 when she was impregnated and she stated Wanderone was the dad He never admitted to the crime!
She was Born to an unmarried 14-year-old African American mother. Born clearly bi-racial, she claimed her mother told her that her father was Minnesota Fats, and that they received fiancial support from him on the condition that they keep her paternity a secret. She received her first professional vocal training at the age of 5, from James Earle Hines, musical director of the Echoes of Eden choir at St. Paul Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

Her family moved to San Francisco, California in 1950, and in 1952 the trio (the Creolettes) she had formed with two of her friends came to the attention of Johnny Otis. Otis reversed the syllables of her first name to give her her stage name and began recording her. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif