Etta Cameron

Etta Cameron (Ettamae Louvita Coakley; November 21, 1939 – March 4, 2010) was a BahamianDanish singer.[1] She especially sang jazz and gospel, and left her mark in the Danish music culture through her entire career from her arrival in Denmark in the 1970s. She was made a Knight of Dannebrog in 1997.[2]

Etta Cameron
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Etta Cameron (left) singing together with Manfred Krug, 1970
Background information
Birth nameEttamae Louvita Coakley
Born(1939-11-21)November 21, 1939
Nassau, Bahamas
DiedMarch 4, 2010(2010-03-04) (aged 70)
Aarhus, Denmark
GenresJazz, gospel
Years active1970s – 2009
Associated actsManfred Krug

Cameron was also well known as one of the judges in the first two seasons of Scenen er din, the Danish version of the American TV show Star Search.

Cameron was born in Nassau, Bahamas. She came to Denmark from the DDR, but found herself unable to leave East Berlin for five years, after a performance commitment during which time she had lost her passport.

Cameron died on March 4, 2010, in Aarhus, Denmark, after a long illness.[1]

Solo discographyEdit

The following albums have been published by Etta Cameron:

  • Come together with Etta (1975)
  • I'm a Woman (1976)
  • Mayday (1980)
  • Easy (1981)
  • My Gospel (1987)
  • A Gospel Concert with Etta Cameron (1995)
  • Lovesongs (1995)
  • Etta Cameron mit NDR Big Band (1996)
  • Certainly Lord (1996)
  • My Christmas (1996)
  • 'Etta Cameron Ole Kock Hansen and Tuxedo Big Band (1998)
  • A Gospel Concert with Etta Cameron vol. 2 (1996)
  • I Have a Dream (2000)
  • Lady Be Good (2003)
  • Her vil ties, her vil bies (2005)
  • Spirituals (2008)
  • Etta (2009)



  • Hun gav smerten vinger (English: She Gave the Pain Wings) (2007)


  1. ^ a b "Gospel great Etta Cameron dies". The Copenhagen Post. March 5, 2010. Archived from the original on March 8, 2010.
  2. ^ - I 1996 udnævnt til associeret professor ved Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium, blev året efter Ridder af Dannebrog (Danish)