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The Essential Etta James *
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Album: The Essential Etta James *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Blues Is My Business, The
2)    If I Had Any Pride Left at All
3)    Crawlin' King Snake
4)    Born on the Bayou
5)    I've Been Lovin' You Too Long
6)    It's a Man's Man's Man's World
7)    Somebody to Love
8)    Cry Like a Rainy Day
9)    Hush Hush
10)    Miss You
11)    Rock, The
12)    Lil' Red Rooster
13)    Only Women Bleed
14)    Strongest Weakness
15)    Cry Me a River
16)    Purple Rain
1)    Try a Little Tenderness
2)    Night and Day
3)    Come Rain or Come Shine
4)    I'll Be Seeing You
5)    My Funny Valentine
6)    My Man
7)    Someone to Watch Over Me
8)    Man I Love, The
9)    In My Solitude
10)    Good Morning Heartache
11)    Very Thought of You, The
12)    He's Funny That Way
13)    Teach Me Tonight
14)    Embraceable You
15)    At Last
 
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  • Liner Note Author: Jackson Braider.
  • Etta James has been showing people how it's done for over 50 years now (her first single, "Roll with Me Henry," was tracked in 1955 when she was still a teenager), and her passionate, nuanced singing hasn't diminished one bit in the 21st century. Her earliest sides were blues-inflected R&B and soul numbers, but starting in the early '90s she expanded her material to include the Great American Songbook, tackling with style songs by composers like the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart, and Cole Porter, and elegant versions of songs by rock artists like John Lennon and Prince, always bringing a weary, gritty grace to the table. This two-disc compilation set features some of the best sides she's recorded in the past two decades, including gems like her jazzy take on "Cry Me a River" and a heartbreaking version of "Try a Little Tenderness." But the heart of James' approach to business is the blues, as the wonderful set opener here, "The Blues Is My Business," states clearly, and her renditions collected here of Willie Dixon's "Little Red Rooster" and John Lee Hooker's "Crawlin' King Snake" are clear highlights in a collection filled to the brim with highlights. She's not a diva -- she's the real deal. This summation of her past 20 years as a recording artist shows just how real she still is. ~ Steve Leggett
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