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NEW Combo BLUWAVS CD and FLAC FILE
The mark of great singers is their ability to turn a trifling song into an emotional masterwork. R&B legend Etta James has done it live for nearly 20 years with Kiki Dee's "Sugar on the Floor" and a few others. But what's really sublime is hearing James sink her teeth into numbers that stand up to her own greatest work--"At Last" and the other Chess hits that built her reputation. James ignites such sparks all over this new disc of mostly well-chosen covers, wrapping her deep, supple, and saucy pipes around Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" and "Hawg for You"; replacing Mick Jagger's flippancy with real heart on the Rolling Stones' "Miss You"; putting the gospel fire into Bob Dylan's "You Got to Serve Somebody"; and digging down 'n' dirty into O.V. Wright's "Don't Let My Baby Ride." The straight-ahead arrangements and undistinguished playing leave James to carry the album herself, but at 62, she's still a fireball and more than up to the task. --Ted Drozdowski
If you like blues you'll love this one. Her backup musicians are fantastic. Got this for my hubby and he loved it.Published 18 months ago by Amazing Grace
for anyone who likes blues etta james has a beautiful powerful voice im a fan forever. she reigns as queen in my eyesPublished on June 6, 2013 by ron jackson
love the gift give them to many people.really a great gift thanks so very very very much. Thanks thanks thanks thanksPublished on January 23, 2013 by Shari L. Swedlund
This is Etta James at her best. If you like the blues, you will love this CD.Published on February 20, 2008 by Mister Pitiful
Opening strong with killer version of Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody", clearly legendary diva Etta James is in peak form in a sublime musical setting lead by her two very capable... Read morePublished on December 23, 2007 by Bradly Briggs
It's time for Etta to hang it up. Period.
This CD is painfully embarassing. The voice done gone. Read more
It goes without saying that Etta James was one of the greatest R&B vocal artists.
Sadly for buyers of this CD, the operative word is "was. Read more