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The Best Of Etta James

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American R&B/soul contralto vocalist (born January 25, 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA - died January 20, 2012, Riverside, California, USA), the most prominent female vocalist of the Chess label. Yes, sometimes the album is so intense that it can be taken only one side at a time, but the sensational feeling one gets rolling off into the morning sun with Etta James on the car stereo, is pure satisfaction. For writing credits in her early career she used the last name from a couple that took care of her as a child, Jamesetta Rogers and on a rare occasion her real name Jamesetta Hawkins. Mother of Donto James and Sametto James. Show more

Etta James – At Last! (1960, Vinyl) - Discogs Etta James – At Last! (1960, Vinyl) - Discogs

Except "You Know What I Mean" (unidentified rhythm section, recorded in California, probably 1958). Ask most musicians, and Etta James will certainly show up in their music collection, probe a bit deeper, and those same musicians will admit to Etta James’ influence, but ask the fans of these same artists, and most of them, if honest, will admit that they’ve never listened on even one Etta James song ... and that causes me to shake my head in wonder.This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 10.0. In 1978 she recorded the Jerry Wexler produced "Deep in the Night", which was her final recording until 1988, returning to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios to record "Seven Years Itch". From 1988 through 2006, she recorded frequent albums. I've got a few WaxTimes and some of them are a real disaster. This one looks beautiful and despite the fact it's a digital source, obviously, it sounds very good. Not only that but the recording is from 1960, so you're not getting an audiophile product anyway.

Etta James – Collected (2021, 180g, Vinyl) - Discogs

This is a reissue of Etta James - The Best Of Etta James, originally released in 1962 on Crown Records (2).Etta James was discovered as a teenager by Johnny Otis, with her first hit in 1955. She recorded for Modern Records (2) and Kent Records for the remainder of the 1950's. She signed with Chess in 1960, recording with them until 1976. From 1965 to the mid 1970's she battled heroin addiction.

Etta James - At Last! | Releases | Discogs Etta James - At Last! | Releases | Discogs

The best album credited to Etta James is At Last! which is ranked number 876 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,075.

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