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At Last - The Best Of Etta James

Artist: Etta James

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Label: Decca
Album: At Last - The Best Of Etta James
# Song Title   Time
1)    At Last Single Version More Info... 3:01
2)    I Just Want To Make Love To You Single Version More Info... 3:06
3)    I'd Rather Go Blind Single Version More Info... 2:34
4)    Do Right Woman, Do Right Man More Info... 2:59
5)    If I Can't Have You Single Version More Info... 2:58
6)    You Can Leave Your Hat On Single Version More Info... 3:22
7)    W.O.M.A.N. Single Version More Info... 3:14
8)    Stormy Weather Album Version More Info... 3:06
9)    Two Sides (To Every Story) Single Version More Info... 3:01
10)    A Sunday Kind Of Love Single Version More Info... 3:16
11)    Tell Mama Single Version More Info... 2:21
12)    Lovin' You More Every Day Single Version More Info... 3:22
13)    Fool That I Am Single Version More Info... 2:57
14)    Do I Make Myself Clear Single Version More Info... 2:59
15)    Lovin' Arms Single Version More Info... 3:47
16)    I Got You Babe More Info... 2:27
17)    842-3089 (Call My Name) Single Version More Info... 2:58
18)    Spoonful Single Version More Info... 2:47
19)    Out On The Street Again Single Edit More Info... 4:17
20)    Security Single Version More Info... 2:28
21)    You Got It Single Version More Info... 2:25
22)    Tighten Up Your Own Thing Single Version More Info... 2:40
23)    Light My Fire 2000 Box Set Version More Info... 2:51
24)    In The Basement, Part One Single Version More Info... 2:22
25)    These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) Album Version More Info... 4:00
 

Etta James was one of the original soul sisters who defined the sound of the music in the 1960s, along with Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. Her career spanned six decades and her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. The legendary singer influenced a wide variety of musicians including Diana Ross, Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and Adele.
She was a musical force and a major hit-maker from the 1950s onwards and earned numerous accolades including six Grammy Awards, among them the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, a Best Jazz Vocal Performance and two Hall of Fame Awards. In 1993, Etta James was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2001 she was inducted by both the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame. Many have tried to follow her style, but there was only one Etta James. At Last The Best of Etta James is the definitive Etta James compilation featuring 25 soul classics including “At Last”, “I Just Want To Make Love To You”, “I Would Rather Go Blind” and many more...


Performer Notes
  • In many ways Etta James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency. This 25-track set (mostly drawn from her time with Chess Records) is hardly definitive (it doesn't have classic James' tracks like "Anything to Say You're Mine," "Don't Cry Baby," "Something's Got a Hold on Me," or the girl group pop of "Two Sides (To Every Story)," for instance, or any of her late-career blues tracks), but it does do a good job of spotlighting James' range and versatility by collecting sides like her signature "At Last," the soul-pop masterpieces "Tell Mama" and "I'd Rather Go Blind," and saucy versions of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" and Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On," all of which offer ample proof that James was one of the best singers of her generation -- in any style. ~ Steve Leggett

Format:CD (1 Disc); Stereo
Country:USA
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:30 March, 2012
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Roslyn on
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Only discovered the voice of Etta James this year after seeing a concert starring Vicka Bull singing Etta's hits and what hits they are, if you like blues and jazz with oomph Etta is for you, an amazing voice and life story if you get to read up on her.
Elizabeth on
 
A great buy for a reasonable price...love it
Janice on
 
I bought this for the fabulous song, "At Last" by Etta. However, the rest of it did not impress. A bit boring and all covers.
Stephanie on
 
love this cd...great voice... great songs...very impressive

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