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Etta James The Chess Box (3-CD Box)

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(1960-74 'Chess') (229:16/72) Verschwenderisch aufgemachte CD-Langbox mit ihren größten... more

Etta James: The Chess Box (3-CD Box)

(1960-74 'Chess') (229:16/72) Verschwenderisch aufgemachte CD-Langbox mit ihren größten Erfolgen und einigen wenigen unveröffentlichten Titeln. Kommt in einer schönen, buchähnlichen Verpackung mit 42-seitigem, großformatigem und 4-farbigem Buch / lavishly illustrated and edited CD compilation. This set comes in an longbox, and contains her greatest recordings along with some previously unissued tracks. Beautiful book-like packaging and 42-page fullsize and full-color book.

Article properties: Etta James: The Chess Box (3-CD Box)

  • Interpret: Etta James

  • Album titlle: The Chess Box (3-CD Box)

  • Label CHESS USA

  • Genre Blues

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0008811228828

  • weight in Kg 0.36
James, Etta - The Chess Box (3-CD Box) CD 1
01 All I Could Do Is Cry Etta James
02 My Dearest Darling Etta James
03 If I Can't Have You Etta James
04 I Just Want To Make Love To You Etta James
05 Anything To Say You're Mine Etta James
06 In My Diary Etta James
07 Spoonful (Duet With Harvey Fuqua) Etta James
08 A Sunday Kind Of Love Etta James
09 At Last Etta James
10 Stormy Weather Etta James
11 Trust In Me Etta James
12 Don't Cry Baby Etta James
13 Fool That I Am Etta James
14 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) Etta James
15 Waiting For Charlie (To Come Home) Etta James
16 Don't Get Around Much Anymore Etta James
17 Next Door To The Blues Etta James
18 I Don't Want It Etta James
19 Something's Got A Hold On Me Etta James
20 Stop The Wedding Etta James
21 These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) Etta James
22 You Got Me Where You Want Me Etta James
23 I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You) Etta James
24 Prisoner Of Love Etta James
25 Pushover Etta James
26 Be Honest With Me Etta James
James, Etta - The Chess Box (3-CD Box) CD 2
01 Would It Make Any Difference To You Etta James
02 Look Who's Blue Etta James
03 Pay Back Etta James
04 Two Sides (To Every Story) Etta James
05 At Last (Live) 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 Bobby Is His Name Etta James
10 Only Time Will Tell Etta James
11 How To Treat My Man Etta James
12 In The Basement, Part 1 Etta James
13 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can He Be?) Etta James
14 Do I Make Myself Clear 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 Security Etta James
22 I Worship The Ground You Walk On Etta James
23 You Took It Etta James
24 Almost Persuaded Etta James
25 You Got It Etta James
26 Light My Fire Etta James
James, Etta - The Chess Box (3-CD Box) CD 3
01 Slow And Easy Etta James
02 Soul Of A Man Etta James
03 Miss Pitiful Etta James
04 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers Etta James
05 I Found A Love Etta James
06 W.O.M.A.N Etta James
07 Never My Love Etta James
08 I Never Meant To Love Him Etta James
09 You Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Etta James
10 Sail Away Etta James
11 Down So Low Etta James
12 All The Way Down Etta James
13 God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) Etta James
14 Feelin' Uneasy Etta James
15 St. Louis Blues Etta James
16 Let's Burn Down The Cornfield Etta James
17 Gonna Have Some Fun Tonight Etta James
18 Sookie Sookie Etta James
19 Out On The Street Again Etta James
20 Lovin' Arms 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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