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Love Songs [Original recording remastered]

Etta JamesAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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listen  1. At Last (Single Version) 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. A Sunday Kind Of Love (Single Version) 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. My Dearest Darling (Single Version) 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Trust In Me (Single Version) 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. If I Can't Have You (Single Version) [feat. Harvey Fuqua] 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. How Do You Speak To An Angel? (Single Version) 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Someone To Watch Over Me 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Again (Album Version) 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You) (Album Version) 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lovin' Arms (Single Version) 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lovin' You More Every Day (Single Version) 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Love Of My Man (Album Version) 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. It Must Be Your Love (Single Version) 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Never My Love 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 


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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 (January 23, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Chess
  • ASIN: B000056PPZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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She's no stranger to the towering highs and lows of the heart, and Etta James's soaring, gospel-tinged pipes match up well with the rigors of unabashed bliss. Happily, the good people at Chess Records recognize this, and they have thoughtfully collected some of the best examples into one tidy record. Kicking off with her classic treatment of "At Last," the collection moves through the lilting strings of "My Dearest Darling" on into the expressive tones of "I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You)" with grace and emotional candor. James can be simultaneously tender and deeply honest and her ability to express the desperate joy that is the soul of love remains one of life's marvelous pleasures. --Matthew Cooke

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the soulful Miss Peaches September 28, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Etta James' big, brassy and bold voice sings some great love songs in this bluesy, R & B collection, starting with her 1961 hit of the Warren/Gordon "At Last", which is one of the standouts. Others include another hit from 1961, "Trust in Me", and an earthy, scrumptious duet with Harvey Fuqua (lead and founder of the Moonglows), "If I Can't Have You". I also like her take on the Gershwin brothers' "Someone to Watch Over Me", with Ira's terrific lyrics; I always appreciate his split phrases, like "Although he may not be the man some / girls think of as handsome"
With the exception of "Lovin' Arms" which was recorded in 1974, and the cover of The Association's "Never My Love" (1973), these recordings are from the '60s, but Etta is a classic singer, and never sounds dated. Digitally remastered, they did a good job of the audio quality, with crisp highs and nice depth. there are no liner notes in the foldout insert which only includes a song list, and the total time is 45'48.
Fondly known as Miss Peaches, one wonders if Etta's huge voice, with it's powerful, slightly abrasive top notes, would have become more famous had she not been shadowed and hindered by personal problems; Etta is a major song stylist, appealing to listeners of jazz, R & B, soul, and blues, and this is a fine compilation for fans of this splendid artist.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Etta Forever ! August 11, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Etta is pure, raw, vocal sensuality ! All my years of collecting various recordings by artists of various genres did I imagine I would every buy an Etta cd. Why ? Probably because I had been living under a rock. This woman is incredible to say the least. She is in that same category with the real divas of blues, jazz, soul, and yes, even some pop like Aretha Franklin,Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Patti Austin. This collection hihglights her more popular bluesy jazz-like ballads of the 60's without ever turning into calculated elevator mush muzak. She makes a ballad sound sultry and sexy without making it become a melodramatic fluff piece;Songs like the classic At Last and A Sunday Kind Of Love prove this. Buyers should not be put off by the Love Songs title (there is absolutely no slowed down mush here). There is so much strength, energy, and vitality to her songstress approach. Etta James is the last century's and this one's most easily accessible and awe-inspiring female vocalists without a doubt. While I am not a die hard James fan since I just recently discovered this gem I can understand why she would be or is an inspiration to so many musical artists. After hearing this collection I am a fan now. Most definitely I will be pursuing her other recordings in the very near future !...Love Songs is an amazing start for my Etta James collection !
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Etta! June 29, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Buy it. Don't even hesitate. Every song is great,
the best. "At Last" gave me chills in 1958 as a young
teenager falling in love for the first time. Now, over
40 years later, I'm still getting chills every time I
listen to it. "How Do You Speak To An Angel" and "Again"
are two more that I have discovered and move me beyond
words. I love this CD!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Etta James a true jazz women.... May 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan of miss james for a long time since as far as i can rememeber........
This woman's voice is incredible...her barritone is so sultry and sexy...the way she sings is like velvet it's so smooth and sexy...
Miss james signature song is one of the greatest love songs of all time" AT LAST" beautiful love song...
this album is a collection of love songs that miss james has recording hense the albums name Love songs...
this is a stunning collection...
This is a must for any Etta james fan..
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gut-churning, heart-wrending... January 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Wow. What musical range, what powerful vocals. Some of these cuts are almost FIFTY years old (the newest is 30 years old), and the arrangements may date the sound, but that voice... Etta brings it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where have I been during Etta's career? July 18, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
I've finally found an album that sings to me what I've been missing all these years. Janice Joplin came close, but she is no longer here. Thank goodness for Etta and her wonderful voice! This collection has it all! It moves, shakes, rattles and rolls!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very powerful February 25, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Etta James is one of the Greatest Vocalists Ever!this set highlights that&more.She has so much spirit&vibe.this is a solid collection of Her many Great songs.i have listen to Her for so long.Her Vocals have so much Depth&Feeling.this is a must.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for a date! February 1, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Guys, you're not still playing Sinatra to get your dates in the 'mood' are you? Etta is the way to go; a liberated woman with the most soul in the world. I used to be more of an Aretha fan, but Etta,(while among the best shouters when appropriate), never overwhelms the music with the power-moves Aretha is prone to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
What can I say, IT'S ETTA JAMES! Great voice and wonderful songs. Brings back memories of good times. I never get tired of hearing her voice.
Published 22 days ago by Jlty45
4.0 out of 5 stars Love
Great CD...Love all the songs. If you like Etta Jones, you'll love this CD. The price was unbelievable ... Happy with the purchase.
Published 1 month ago by Donna M. Glassman
4.0 out of 5 stars An older kind if LOVE
I listen to this so often,... it is evident that I exhibit an older kind of love-if you are similair , you will love listening and chilling to this album
Published 2 months ago by KeysC1
3.0 out of 5 stars Good music!
Because I love some of her old songs, she was great in her day and still a lot of us appreciated listening to her!!
Published 2 months ago by swtr
5.0 out of 5 stars What a woman
This is a very nice collection of Etta James songs. I just wish I had the chance to actually see her perform before she passed away.
Published 3 months ago by Cynthia
5.0 out of 5 stars Smokey, sexy voice
Etta James has that smokey, sexy voice made for singing love songs. This is some of the best of the oldies. All songs on the ablum are five star. Read more
Published 4 months ago by dragonfly
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Etta is a timeless artist! I love her! It's a perfect album for so robe not familiar with her work!
Published 5 months ago by ana boisseau
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen of Soul !
My fav song on cd is At Last, her theme song.
This is a great cd, enjoy every song.
I am from California, so heard her songs in the 70's,
She lived in Riverside, CA... Read more
Published 6 months ago by DEBORAH IN NC
5.0 out of 5 stars PALISADES PARK
I BOUGHT IT FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT. I REMEMBER SPENDING WONDERFUL TIMES AT THE PARK. GREAT BOOK FOR NOSTALGIA. AMEN
Published 6 months ago by Joan A. Borger
5.0 out of 5 stars Etta James
Really enjoy the CD - love the "old" blues and is a great CD for my drive home from work.
Published 7 months ago by mistyinvt
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