Etta James The Chess Box (3-CD)

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Format: CD  (3 Discs)
Item:  CHE 112288

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  • Number of Discs: 3
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  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Chess

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.All I Could Do Is Cry
  • Buy for $0.992.My Dearest Darling
  • Buy for $0.993.If I Can't Have You
  • Buy for $0.994.I Just Want To Make Love To You
  • Buy for $0.995.Anything To Say You're Mine
  • Buy for $0.996.In My Diary
  • Buy for $0.997.Spoonful
  • Buy for $0.998.A Sunday Kind Of Love
  • Buy for $0.999.At Last
  • Buy for $0.9910.Stormy Weather
  • Buy for $0.9911.Trust In Me
  • Buy for $0.9912.Don't Cry Baby
  • Buy for $0.9913.Fool That I Am
  • Buy for $0.9914.One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Waiting For Charlie (To Come Home)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Buy for $0.9917.Next Door To The Blues
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Don't Want It
  • Buy for $0.9919.Something's Got A Hold On Me
  • Buy for $0.9920.Stop The Wedding
  • Buy for $0.9921.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
  • Buy for $0.9922.You Got Me (Where You Want Me)
  • Buy for $0.9923.I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You)
  • Buy for $0.9924.Prisoner Of Love
  • Buy for $0.9925.Pushover
  • Buy for $0.9926.Be Honest With Me

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Would It Make Any Difference To You
  • Buy for $0.992.Look Who's Blue
  • Buy for $0.993.Pay Back
  • Buy for $0.994.Two Sides (To Every Story)
  • Buy for $0.995.At Last
  • Buy for $0.996.Baby What You Want Me To Do
  • Buy for $0.997.Lovin' You More Every Day
  • Buy for $0.998.I Wish Someone Would Care
  • Buy for $0.999.Bobby Is His Name
  • Buy for $0.9910.Only Time Will Tell
  • Buy for $0.9911.(I Don't Need Nobody To Tell Me) How To Treat My Man
  • Buy for $0.9912.In The Basement, Part One
  • Buy for $0.9913.Lover Man (Oh, Where Can He Be?)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Do I Make Myself Clear
  • Buy for $0.9915.I Prefer You
  • Buy for $0.9916.It Must Be Your Love
  • Buy for $0.9917.842-3089 (Call My Name)
  • Buy for $0.9918.I'd Rather Go Blind
  • Buy for $0.9919.Tell Mama
  • Buy for $0.9920.Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  • Buy for $0.9921.Security
  • Buy for $0.9922.I Worship The Ground You Walk On
  • Buy for $0.9923.You Took It
  • Buy for $0.9924.Almost Persuaded
  • Buy for $0.9925.You Got It
  • Buy for $0.9926.Light My Fire

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.Slow And Easy
  • Buy for $0.992.The Soul Of A Man
  • Buy for $0.993.Miss Pitiful
  • Buy for $0.994.Losers Weepers
  • Buy for $0.995.I Found A Love
  • Buy for $0.996.W.O.M.A.N.
  • Buy for $0.997.Never My Love
  • Buy for $0.998.I Never Meant To Love Him
  • Buy for $0.999.You Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  • Buy for $0.9910.Sail Away
  • Buy for $0.9911.Down So Low
  • Buy for $0.9912.All The Way Down
  • Buy for $0.9913.God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Feelin' Uneasy
  • Buy for $0.9915.St. Louis Blues
  • Buy for $0.9916.Gonna Have Some Fun Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9917.Let's Burn Down The Cornfield
  • Buy for $0.9918.Sookie Sookie
  • Buy for $0.9919.Out On The Street Again
  • Buy for $0.9920.Lovin' Arms

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Etta James (vocals); Riley Hampton (conductor); Harvey Fuqua, Sugar Pie DeSanto (vocals); Matt Murphy, Sidney Pinchback, Cornell Dupree (guitar); Clifford Clark (alto saxophone); Ben Branch (tenor saxophone); Delbert Dill (baritone saxophone); Burgess Gardner, Oscar Brasheer (trumpet); Morris Ellis (trombone); John Young, Milton Bland (piano); Richard Tee (keyboards); Charles Stepney (vibraphone); Reggie Boyd, David Henderson, Gordon Edwards (bass); Lawrence Hamilton, Steve Gadd (drums); Phillip Thomas (percussion).
The Kinfolks: David T. Walker (guitar); Garvell Cooper (tenor saxophone); Vonzell Cooper (organ); Marion Wright (bass); Freeman Brown (drums);
Producers include: Ralph Bass, Billy Davis, Monk Higgins, Rick Hall, Marshall Cress.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaie.
Recorded between January 1960 and December 1974. Includes liner notes by Lee Hildebrand.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (Universal Mastering Studios-West, North Hollywood, California).
Audio Remasterers: Erick Labson; Mike Ragogna.
Audio Remixers: Erick Labson; John Strother; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Authors: Esmond Edwards; Lee Hildebrand; Marshall Chess.
Recording information: Chicago Ill.
Photographers: Michael Ochs; Esmond Edwards; Jason Pastori; Ray Avery; Gary Johns.
This three-CD set covering Etta James's stint with Chess is a fascinating chronological journey that includes a number of previously unreleased tracks. Aided by arranger Riley Hampton's sweeping string arrangements, James's early '60s material consisted of pop and R&B hits that were a mix of contemporary originals ("All I Could Do Was Cry," "My Dearest Darling") and classic standards ("Stormy Weather," "At Last"). Even throughout this phase of sophistication, James injected her earthy sexuality into a pair of Willie Dixon-penned blues covers--"Spoonful" and "I Just Want to Make Love to You," the latter of which was revived for a millennial ad campaign.
By 1967, James was down in Muscle Shoals churning out gritty interpretations of Otis Redding ("Security") and Aretha Franklin ("Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"), while dabbling in country (David Houston's "Almost Persuaded"). James's all-too short foray into Philly soul ("Never Love") gave way to producer Gabriel Mekler's attempts to make her a rock singer. James was equal to the challenge, and the remaining few tracks of this box set find her boldly mastering material by Randy Newman ("Sail Away"), Tracy Nelson ("Down So Low"), and W.C. Handy ("St. Louis Blues").
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