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Heart & Soul / A Retrospective [4 CD] Box set

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Being that her career has flowed through R&B, soul, blues, pop and jazz (and one label after another), Etta has not seen anyone try to tackle a truly comprehensive anthology. Now, we have it: 280 minutes of her finest Modern, Argo, Chess, Warner Bros., Fantasy, Island, Private Music and RCA Victor recordings from 1955 to 2008! At the tail end of that time frame: her unissued recording of Rodney Crowell's Ashes by Now . From the top: her first Top 10, The Wallflower , and a heap of hits and key album cuts: Good Rockin' Daddy; All I Could Do Was Cry; If I Can't Have You; My Dearest Darling; At Last; Trust in Me; Don't Cry Baby; Something's Got a Hold on Me; Stop the Wedding; Pushover ; tracks from her Grammy-winning Mystery Lady album; unreleased gems; duets with B.B. King, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Harvey Fuqua, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and more. A 60-page booklet walks you through one of the most storied careers in American music.

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. The Wallflower (Aka Roll With Me Henry)Etta James 3:04Album Only
  2. Good Rockin' DaddyEtta James 2:25Album Only
  3. Crazy FeelingEtta James 3:16Album Only
  4. W.O.M.A.N.Etta James 2:44Album Only
  5. Tough LoverEtta James 2:08Album Only
  6. The Pick UpEtta James 2:20Album Only
  7. Every Night (A.K.A. Baby Baby Every Night)Etta James 2:22Album Only
  8. Sunshine Of LoveEtta James 2:24Album Only
  9. Strange Things Happening Every DayEtta James 2:29Album Only
10. All I Could Do Was CryEtta James 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. My Dearest DarlingEtta James 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. If I Can't Have You [feat. Harvey Fuqua]Etta James 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. I Just Want To Make Love To YouEtta James 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
14. My Heart Cries [feat. Harvey Fuqua]Etta James 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. SpoonfulEtta James & Harvey Fuqua 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. A Sunday Kind Of LoveEtta James 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
17. At LastEtta James 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
18. Stormy WeatherEtta James 3:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
19. Trust In MeEtta James 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
20. Don't Cry BabyEtta James 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
21. Fool That I AmEtta James 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
22. Waiting For Charlie (To Come Home)Etta James 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
23. Next Door To The BluesEtta James 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
24. Something's Got A Hold On MeEtta James 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
25. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)Etta James 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Stop The WeddingEtta James 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. PushoverEtta James 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Would It Make Any Difference To YouEtta James 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Pay BackEtta James 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Two Sides (To Every Story)Etta James 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Live)Etta James 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Lovin' You More Every DayEtta James 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. I Wish Someone Would CareEtta James 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Breaking PointEtta James 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Only Time Will TellEtta James 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. It's Here For YouEtta James 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Do I Make Myself Clear [feat. Sugar Pie DeSanto]Etta James 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Lover Man (Oh Where Can He Be?)Etta James 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. In The Basement, Part OneEtta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
15. I Prefer YouEtta James 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. It Must Be Your LoveEtta James 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. 842-3089 (Call My Name)Etta James 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
18. I'd Rather Go BlindEtta James 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
19. Tell MamaEtta James 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
20. Do Right Woman, Do Right ManEtta James 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
21. The Same RopeEtta James 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
22. SecurityEtta James 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
23. Almost PersuadedEtta James 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
24. You Got ItEtta James 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
25. The Soul Of A ManEtta James 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Miss PitifulEtta James 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Losers Weepers, Part OneEtta James 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. I Found A LoveEtta James 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Never My LoveEtta James 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Sail AwayEtta James 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Down So LowEtta James 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. All The Way DownEtta James 5:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)Etta James 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Feelin' UneasyEtta James 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. St. Louis BluesEtta James 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Let's Burn Down The CornfieldEtta James 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Lovin' ArmsEtta James 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. Only Women BleedEtta James 4:10Album Only
14. Take It To The LimitEtta James 4:07Album Only
15. Please Send Me Someone To Love (Live)Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and Etta James 5:07Album Only
16. How Strong Is A WomanEtta James 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Damn Your EyesEtta James 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
18. Higher GroundEtta James 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 4:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. What's WrongEtta James 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. I've Got Dreams To RememberEtta James 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Whatever Gets You Through The NightEtta James 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Out Of The RainEtta James 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. A Lover Is ForeverEtta James 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. There's Something On Your MindB.B. King and Etta James 5:59Album Only
  7. The Man I LoveEtta James 4:24Album Only
  8. Don't ExplainEtta James 5:14Album Only
  9. Don't Go To StrangersEtta James 4:59Album Only
10. If I Had Any Pride Left At AllEtta James 3:48Album Only
11. Love LettersEtta James 3:58Album Only
12. The Blues Is My BusinessEtta James 3:31Album Only
13. On The 7th DayEtta James 4:57Album Only
14. The Sky Is CryingEtta James 3:57Album Only
15. I Believe I Can FlyEtta James 5:07Album Only
16. Ashes By NowEtta James 3:17Album Only

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 18, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • 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: Hip-O Select
  • ASIN: B005JLN9PS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,189 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Bradly Briggs VINE VOICE on November 22, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Etta James burst on to the scene in the ever-changing musical fifties, first scoring major hits in Rhythm & Blues field, crossing over early sixties to Top Forty big-time with timeless classics "Trust In Me", "At Last", "All I Could Do Is Cry", "Stop The Wedding", "Something's Got A Hold On Me", "Only Time Will Tell", "Pushover", "Tell Mama" and other notable hit performances, making this remarkable artist first "The Queen Of Soul" being title of 1964 scorching classic Lp from the great musical sixties. Featured in this superb "Heart & Soul" collection are two sublime Rhythm & Blue chart hit duets "Do I Make Myself Clear?" and "In The Basement" with blues legend Sugar Pie De Santo, charged with fiery soulful intensity, these engrossing tracks should have been Top Ten cross-over hits but didn't receive deserved Top Forty airplay. Etta James recorded so many memorable Lp's over a fifty-plus year stretch yet this spectacular Four Disc Retrospective still finds stellar classic works missing & slipping through the cracks. Leaving the great musical sixties, music lovers had no idea this wondrous era was sadly coming to a close hard and fast, label head Leonard Chess passed away leaving Etta without this major support figure in her career...entering to musically strange anti-vocal talent seventies, shifting to a dull Singer/Songwriter trend where radio programmers & avant-guard type music critics duped an unaware audience in to thinking having a great voice was not a "cool" thing, next on to years of dizzying swirling Disco, yet all the while this peerless singer held her own in amazing peak vocal form during a musically bankrupt period sadly continuing to date, managing to turn out three stunning timeless masterworks sounding as grand and artistically revelant today as when first released.Read more ›
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Van Oostrom Jacob on November 20, 2011
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Wonderful box-set from Hip-O-Select again. Etta's 50 year's plus recordings on this set is absolutely fantastic! The sound of the recordings is outstanding, everyone of it!

This is the box-set to buy if you are just discovering Etta James or anyone familiar with the Etta James- The Chess Box Set of 2000, buy it too! The Chess box only covers the Chess years, 1960-1974.

This box-set covers the complete recording career from Etta James which started in 1954, with THE Richard Berry on the male part of the song " THe Wallflower (Roll with me Henry)" as an answer song of Hank Ballard's "Work with me Annie. This box-set ends in 2007. This set will give you the complete range of genres in which Etta has been active: blues, rhythm & blues, pop and Jazz....

The CD-1 has the Modern and Kent recordings plus a couple of Chess recordings. On this set there is one more recording with Harvey Fugua ( Moonglows) with is not on the "Chess Box set": My Heart Cries.

CD-2 will give you more Chess recordings from 1962-1969 with a couple of songs which are not available on the "Chess Box Set".

CD-3 has 12 more Chess recordings and added are some Warner Bros. recordings of the late 1970's and a beautiful unissued song written by Stevie Wonder: Higher Ground.

CD-4 is for me the most beautiful of this set. This CD travels further and deeper into the Jazz field and all selected songs are absolutely jewels, just waiting for you to discover. On a couple of songs on this CD Etta is accompanied by her 2 sons, Sametto James on bass and Donto James on drums!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Margolis on February 6, 2012
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Superb quality sound and a really nice package. But, it's disappointing that if Hip-O Select sampled some of the Modern recordings, it's a shame they couldn't shoehorn in "Fools We Mortals Be", a particularly nifty performance.

Also, apparently, her two big hits, "Next Door to The Blues" and "Something's Got A Hold On Me" were recorded in New York and the multi-track tapes have never been found, so they're mono here.

Finally, I could swear I have heard one or two of the 3 excellent Etta & Harvey duos in stereo; they're in mono here.

All in all, everything else that she was known for is here and you'll never find these classic soul recordings sounding any better. (Notice, I said "Soul" and not "Blues". Upon her passing, the press refered to her as a "Blues" singer. She was no more a blues singer than Aretha Franklin or Ann Peebles would be considered a blues singer. Just because she spent time touring the blues clubs later in her career does not make her a blues singer!)
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By Nancy Brewer on July 6, 2014
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Great Product - Love It - Would recommend highly.
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