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The Best Of Etta James CD

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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 Sept. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B00004U8S9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,886 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Just Want To Make Love To You
  2. I'd Rather Go Blind
  3. Something's Got A Hold On Me
  4. Almost Persuaded
  5. Pushover
  6. Only Time Will Tell
  7. If I Can't Have You - Etta James, Harvey Fuqua
  8. All I Could Do Was Cry
  9. Tell Mama
  10. I Found A Love
  11. I'm Gonna Take What He's Got
  12. I Worship The Ground You Walk On
  13. In The Basement, Part One - Etta James, Sugar Pie DeSanto
  14. Lovin' Arms
  15. Losers Weepers, Part One
  16. You Can Leave Your Hat On
  17. Stop The Wedding
  18. At Last

Product Description

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By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 16 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
Etta was one of the finest R+B singers of the sixties and early seventies, with an incredible voice and an amazing ability to interpret a song. This compilation contains a selection of the music that she recorded forr the Chess label during that period. There are so many great songs here but I'll tell you about some of my favorites.

Almost persuaded, originally a number one country hit for David Houston, is given a bluesy R+B treatment here. Maybe Etta was inspired to try this by Ray Charles' re-interpretation of country songs, but whatever the reason she did it, the result is impressive. Loving arms, recorded by many singers but generally associated with Elvis Presley, is another inspired cover, as is At last, originally recorded by Glenn Miller.
Etta was first to record I'd rather go blind. In Britain, this became a top twenty UK hit via a cover by the British blues group Chicken Shack. Christine McVie (later of Fleetwood Mac fame) was the lead singer on that single but much as I love Christine's voice, the original version by Etta is superior. Etta's only UK hit of her own came following its use in a TV commercial in 1996 - it made the UK top five and is, of course, the raunchy opening track here, I just wanna make love to you.

Etta had plenty of R+B hits in America, though she only made a limited impact on the main pop charts. Among Etta's R+B hits to be found here are Pushover, Tell Mama and Stop the wedding, all of them excellent.

As an introduction to Etta's music, this is brilliant, especially considering that it is a budget release.
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I bought this record for one track only - 'At last' having heard it in a number of films, but now I am completely hooked on all of the songs.
I didn't realise I would know so many of the other tracks like 'I Just Want To Make Love To You' and 'Leave Your Hat On' but I find myself singing along to each and every one.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable album and a definite must for anyones collection.
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This CD is wonderful, I first listened to it whilst visiting family in America, and as soon as it came on I felt so emotional. Etta's wonderful soulful voice with an oldfashioned yet timeless melody in the song 'AT LAST' featured in many films and more to come. I am sure this is bound to bring on some great feelings. Then in the basement just make s you want to dance. I was dancing round the ktichen with my four year old neice and her grandmother, 3 generations all still loving her tunes. For backgound music, to party tunes those Etta fans will be satisfied with this compilation, those new fans should check it out!
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Etta James is one of my all time favourite female singers and this album is brilliant and it just so happens it is a bargain. For those more dedicated fans I would suggest the complete chess recordings, however, you cannot go wrong by having this in your collection and for those unfamiliar with Etta James, this is a great introduction, which could get you hooked!
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I first heard this Lady's remarkable soulful voice in 1996 when she reached No.5 in the charts with 'I Just Wanna Make Love To You' and then again last September was introduced to her earlier offerings in this World of music we all love so much. What amazed me the most is that she had to wait so long for her first hit record in this country, sometimes our public miss out on so much probably due to the lack of airplay given to certain artists for whatever reason. With her earlier singles such as
All I Could Do Was Cry, At Last, Tell Mama, Something's gotta hold on me etc it justs highlights how great a talent we had to enjoy in the sixties but somehow managed to overlook chartwise. The bluesy great I'd rather go blind typify's her ability to blend herself between two idioms of soul & blues and come up smelling of roses. If you've not listened to this lady then it's high time you did. Terrific Album.
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I bought this CD for one track 'At Last' which I heard on radio 2 one morning. The presentator said that Etta James was her favourite at the moment, and I can understand why. I hadn't heard of her, but have since realised that I've got many of her songs on other compilation CDs. Her gritty, throaty style really works, yet when she sings 'At Last' she manages to produce a smooth, lingering sound that is quite different from the other tracks. At this price, this is a not-to-be-missed buy.
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I was first introduced to Etta James when I watched Cadillac Records where Beyonce, in my opinion, played the part incredibly well and helped me fall in love with a voice I can't believe I had never heard of. From the film I immediately become besotted with 'All I Could Do Was Cry' and subsequently downloaded 'I'd Rather Go Blind' after realising on a hitch that it was not an original Rod Stewart!
I selected this 'best of...' because I didn't know enough about Etta's musical back catalogue to decipher a best album and I have to say, not only is it a wonderful record because of Etta's incredible and astonishing vocal gift, but the actual selection and track order is brilliant. I love the first track 'I Just Want To Make Love To You' and never realised she had sang it. I am also glad they ended the album with 'At Last' because it is a beautiful song and leaves you with a wholesome feeling.
I would recommend this album if you are a fan of the 1950/60's blues scene. I have always loved Aretha Franklin and even though I don't think she can be beaten vocally, Etta has a spice and kick to her voice that I really love.
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