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Etta James Heart And Soul - A Retrospective (4-CD)

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Beautiful, linen-bound 4-CD edition covering more than 50 years of Etta James' career, from her... more

Etta James: Heart And Soul - A Retrospective (4-CD)

Beautiful, linen-bound 4-CD edition covering more than 50 years of Etta James' career, from her early rough and rocking r&b sides, to her later years elegant black music. This awesome combination of newly re-mastered music, biography, and discography, along with many many photos pays tribute to one of the greatest female US singers, ever! Limited edition.

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  • Interpret: Etta James

  • Album titlle: Heart And Soul - A Retrospective (4-CD)

  • Genre Blues

  • Label HIP-O-SELECT

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0602527681351

  • weight in Kg 0.4
James, Etta - Heart And Soul - A Retrospective (4-CD) CD 1
01 The Wallflower (a/k/a Roll With Me Henry) Etta James
02 Good Rockin' Daddy Etta James
03 Crazy Feeling Etta James
04 W-O-M-A-N Etta James
05 Tough Lover Etta James
06 The Pick Up Etta James
07 Every Night (A/k/a Baby Baby Every Night) Etta James
08 Sunshine Of Love Etta James
09 Strange Things Happening Every Day Etta James
10 All I Could Do Was Cry Etta James
11 My Dearest Darling Etta James
12 If I Can't Have So Etta James
13 I Just Want To Make Love To You Etta James
14 My Heart Cries Etta James
15 Spoonful Etta James
16 A Sunday Kind Of Love Etta James
17 At Last Etta James
18 Stormy Weather Etta James
19 Trust In Me Etta James
20 Don't Cry Baby Etta James
21 Fool That I Am Etta James
22 Waiting For Charlie (To Come Home) Etta James
23 Next Door To The Blues Etta James
24 Something's Got A Hold On Me Etta James
25 These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) Etta James
James, Etta - Heart And Soul - A Retrospective (4-CD) CD 2
01 Stop The Wedding Etta James
02 Pushover Etta James
03 Would It Make Any Differnce To You Etta James
04 Pay Back Etta James
05 Two Sides (To Every Story) Etta James
06 Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Live) Etta James
07 Lovin' You More Every Day Etta James
08 I Wish Someone Would Care Etta James
09 Breaking Point Etta James
10 Only Time Will Tell Etta James
11 It's Here For You Etta James
12 Do I make Myself Clear? Etta James
13 Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) Etta James
14 In The Basement - Part One Etta James
15 I Prefer You Etta James
16 It Must Be Your Love Etta James
17 842-3089 (Call My Name) Etta James
18 I'd Rather Go Blind Etta James
19 Tell Mama Etta James
20 Do Right Woman, Do Right Man Etta James
21 The Same Rope Etta James
22 Security Etta James
23 Almost Persuaded Etta James
24 You Got It Etta James
25 The Soul Of A Man Etta James
James, Etta - Heart And Soul - A Retrospective (4-CD) CD 3
01 Miss Pitiful Etta James
02 Losers Weepers - Part One Etta James
03 I Found A Love Etta James
04 Never My Love Etta James
05 Sail Away Etta James
06 Down So Low Etta James
07 All The Way Down Etta James
08 God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) Etta James
09 Feelin' Uneasy Etta James
10 St. Louis Blues Etta James
11 Let's Burn Down The Cornfield Etta James
12 Lovin' Arms Etta James
13 Only Woman Bleed Etta James
14 Take It To The Limit Etta James
15 Please Send Me Someone To Love (Live) Etta James
16 How Strong Is A Woman Etta James
17 Damn Your Eyes Etta James
18 Higher Ground Etta James
James, Etta - Heart And Soul - A Retrospective (4-CD) CD 4
01 Whta's Wrong Etta James
02 I've Got Dreams To Remember Etta James
03 Whatever Gets You Through The Night Etta James
04 Out Of The Rain Etta James
05 A Lover Is Forever Etta James
06 There's Something On Your Mind Etta James
07 The Man I Love Etta James
08 Don't Explain Etta James
09 Don't Go To Strangers Etta James
10 If I Had Any Pride Left At All Etta James
11 Love Letters Etta James
12 The Blues Is My Business Etta James
13 On The 7th Day Etta James
14 The Sky Is Crying Etta James
15 I Believe I Can Fly Etta James
16 Ashes By Now Etta James
When Etta James sings a heartwarming ballad or a sensual love song, one can confidently... more
"Etta James"

When Etta James sings a heartwarming ballad or a sensual love song, one can confidently assume that she has lived every line of it. Etta had a stormy life full of highs and lows, but she kept getting up and singing.

Born in Los Angeles on January 25, 1938, Jamesetta Hawkins was a five-year-old girl who inspired the congregation of St. Paul Baptist Church, where she sang gospel under the direction of Professor James Earle Hines. Her mother shipped her off to San Francisco at 12. A few years later James formed the vocal group The Creolettes with sisters Jean and Abye Mitchell.

Doo-wop wasn't her only passion. We liked the King Sisters, we liked James Moody and'How Deep Is The Ocean', we loved Dave Brubeck, we loved Gerry Mulligan', says Etta James. The trio saw Hank Ballard and his Midnighters at a dance performance, and they were so excited about their Work With Me Annie that they wrote a reply song, Roll With Me Henry. One of the Mitchells met bandleader Johnny Otis at the Primalon Ballroom and persuaded her sister and James to take a taxi and come to the audition at Otis' hotel. When they arrived, the teenager Etta got a little queasy in the face of this late evening situation. I was so shy,' she says.'He said,'Go to the bathroom and sing!It worked - Otis immediately booked a studio in L.A. and produced the song for Modern under the less suggestive title The Wallflower.

The vocal group became The Peaches and Jamesetta Hawkins also got a new name from Otis. "He knew my first name was Jamesetta,' she says.'He just turned it around and called me Etta James.'" The Wallflower topped the R&B charts in 1955, but Georgia Gibbs' embarrassingly boring cover version destroyed any hope of a pop crossover success for Etta James switched to the Chess sub-label Argo in 1960. Leonard Chess was a real record manager,' says Etta, whose friend Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows aroused her interest in singing old standards like At Last and Trust In Me.

These string lined ballads made her a star in 1961,'I remember Leonard walking through the control room, I saw him through the separation window,' says Etta. The hits dwindled, so Chess sent Etta to Muscle Shoals in August 1967 - a change that refreshed her career with the fervently hot R&B top ten success of Tell Mama.

Rick Hall's rhythm section included keyboardists Spooner Oldham and Barry Beckett, guitarists Jimmy Johnson and Junior Lowe, bassist David Hood and drummer Roger Hawkins, surrounded by a full load of horns. On the back of Tell Mama, released on Chess' Cadet label, was the moving I'd Rather Go Blind. A guy named Ellington Jordan was in prison in Los Angeles. He was at Chino Prison,' says Etta. He said:'I want you to visit me here in the institution, because I have a great song. But I only have part of it.' So we went there to visit him. You had a day room with a piano. And he started playing on it and said:'All we have to do here is put a bridge on it, then we've got it. "We'll share it." I said, "Okay." I sat there with him, we added a bridge and got it all going. Then we went home and everyone was crazy about it. "I owed the state money at the time, so we ended up giving the name of my son's father (as co-author)." Jordan recorded the song in 1969 for Chess under the exotic artist name Fugi. I'd Rather Go Blind was a hit for Chicken Shack that same year on Mike Vernon's Blue Horizon label in England with Christine Perfect as singer - soon after she married, was called Christine McVie and joined Fleetwood Mac.

Bill Dahl from PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP! electric blues 1939-2005 - The Definitive Collection! "Plug It In! Turn It Up - Electric Blues 1939 - 2005" on Bear Family Records won the prestigious award in the category'Best historical album' at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenneessee, on May 9th. The unique 12-part CD documentary provides for the first time a comprehensive view of the history of this important genre, irrespective of the boundaries that individual record companies point out. Our author Bill Dahl from Chicago was there and accepted the prize in front of about 1,300 blues musicians, journalists and fans. The Blues Music Awards, which are presented annually in Memphis for the best Blues releases, are considered the most important award worldwide and are also called the'Oscars of the Blues'.

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