Etta James The Best of Etta James

The Best of Etta James
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CD Details

  • Released: March 17, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: EMI Special Products

Tracks:

  • 1.The Wallflower
  • 2.Good Rockin' Daddy
  • 3.Do You Remember
  • 4.Hey Henry
  • 5.Tough Lover
  • 6.Hold Me, Squeeze Me
  • 7.Crazy Feeling
  • 8.Dance With Me Henry
  • 9.Come What May
  • 10.Market Place

Product Description:

A paired-down version of the 18-track, 1950s-centric The Best of the Modern Years collection, EMI Special Markets' ten-song budget set The Best of Etta James doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the legendary blues and soul diva's extensive body of work -- most of which was arguably recorded for Chess during the '60s. However, it may fulfill its cost-effective mission for barely curious listeners, so long as they are aware that they won't actually be hearing any blues singing here. Rather, this set shows a still teenaged Etta delivering alternately sassy, sultry, and explosive interpretations of early rock & roll ("Good Rockin' Daddy," "Tough Lover," "Dance with Me Henry") and doo wop ("Do You Remember," "Hold Me, Squeeze Me," "Crazy Feeling"), as well as her first R&B chart-topper, "The Wallflower." Not a bad introduction to an introduction, if you will, especially since there are no amenities such as liner notes, photos, or even a CD booklet to speak of, to be had here. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 724353105426
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item


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