Etta James Come A Little Closer

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: MCA Special Products

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Out On The Street Again
  • Buy for $0.992.Mama Told Me
  • Buy for $0.993.You Give Me What I Want
  • Buy for $0.994.Come A Little Closer
  • Buy for $0.995.Let's Burn Down The Cornfield
  • Buy for $0.996.Power Play
  • Buy for $0.997.Feelin' Uneasy
  • Buy for $0.998.St. Louis Blues
  • Buy for $0.699.Gonna Have Some Fun Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9910.Sookie Sookie
  • Buy for $1.2911.Lovin' Arms
  • Buy for $0.9912.Out On The Street Again

Product Description:

Personnel: Etta James (vocals); Danny Kortchmar, Ken Marco, Lowell George, Wah-Wah Watson (guitar); Chuck Findley, David Duke , Gene Cipriano, Charles Dinwiddie, Jim Horn, Steve Madaio, Trevor Lawrence, Bobby Keys, Lew McCreary (horns); Gabriel Mekler, William McLeish Smith, Larry Nash, William D. "Smitty" Smith (keyboards); Larry Mizell (ARP synthesizer); Louis Spears (upright bass); Kenneth "Spider Webb" Rice (drums); Mailto Correa, Gary Coleman (percussion); Gwen Edwards, Venetta Fields, Carlena Williams (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Erick Labson.
Liner Note Author: Mary Katherine Aldin.
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (1974-1975); New York, NY (1974-1975).
Illustrator: Bill Hoffman.
Etta James was fighting serious substance-abuse problems when this album was recorded, commuting to the sessions from a rehab center. It was a triumph simply to complete the record at all. But although James' life may have been in rough shape outside of the studio, she delivered a fairly strong set that fused forceful '70s soul arrangements with some rock (Randy Newman and John Kay both contribute compositions), jazz, and New Orleans R&B. Some of the material is routine, but there are some very strong cuts here, like a rousing "Sookie Sookie" and "Out on the Street Again," with its slightly sinister funk groove. "Feeling Uneasy," in fact, counts as one of the unsung highlights of her career, with a wrenching, near-wordless scat-moan vocal over a suitably languorous, melancholy blues-jazz arrangement. The CD reissue adds a couple of interesting bonus tracks: the 1975 single "Lovin' Arms," a good rootsy ballad, and a single edit of one of the tracks from the album, "Out on the Street Again." ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • UPC: 076732936320
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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