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The Complete Private Music Blues Rock N Soul Albums Collection [Box set]

Etta JamesAudio CD
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The great Etta James has been a musical force and a major hit-maker since the '50s earning numerous accolades including six Grammy Awards®, among them the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, a Best Jazz Vocal Performance and two Hall of Fame Awards. In 1993, James was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2001 she was inducted by both the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame ... Read more in Amazon's Etta James Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 28, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Legacy
  • ASIN: B008AJ4GTO
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,399 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Rightfully acknowledged as an icon of rhythm and blues, Etta James could, and did, sing an extraordinarily wide variety of music with equal amounts of heart and soul. The 7-CD set, Etta James: The Complete Blues, Rock N Soul Private Music Albums Collection, covers 6 of the 12 acclaimed recordings she made for Private Music and RCA between 1997 and 2006. The emphasis in these albums is on the more earthy blues, R&B, rock and occasional country material that this vocal dynamo put her inimitable stamp on. (The more jazz-oriented work that James cut for Private will find its way onto a projected box set in this series.) This set, which includes Love's Been Rough On Me; Life, Love And The Blues; Matriarch Of The Blues; Burnin' Down The House; Let s Roll; Blues To The Bone; and the bonus disc: Live From San Francisco (recorded in 1981) returns five of these prized albums to CD.

At the time of her passing in 2012 -- after a career that stretched more than a half-century -- James was acclaimed as the musical titan she surely was. A Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member, and a three-time Grammy winner who also received a Grammy Hall Of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award, James was an inspiration for generations of musicians, as demonstrated by the 2012 Grammy Awards tribute to her featuring Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys.

Stocked with blues staples, R&B standards, and interpretations of rock tunes from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Complete Blues, Rock 'N Soul Private Music Albums Collection also includes lives versions of such James's classics as "Tell Mama," "Something s Got A Hold On Me," "I'd Rather Go Blind" and, her signature song and wedding favorite, "At Last."

Discs Included in Box Set:

1) Love's Been Rough On Me (1997)
Private Music
2) Life, Love And The Blues (1998)
Private Music
3) Matriarch Of The Blues (2000)
Private Music
4) Burnin' Down The House (2002)
Private Music
5) Let's Roll (2003) Grammy Winner
Private Music
6) Blues To The Bone (2004)
RCA Victor
7) Bonus Disc: Live From San Francisco (1981)On The Spot/Private Music

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best April 11, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you love Etta, you will love this collection; reasonable price for so many CDs; she is the best blues singer in my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music January 17, 2013
By NanaD
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Etta at her best! Bought this for my brother in law for his birthday, then bought it for my husbands birthday and my best friend bought it for her husband. If you like blues this is the CD for you
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