CD The Very Best of Etta James: The Chess Singles (CD 855462),
back to browsing

The Very Best of Etta James: The Chess Singles

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9827041

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Because of her blues-based comeback in the '90s, Etta James was thought of by the general public -- if she was thought of at all -- as a blues singer, but there was a good deal more to the picture than that, as this two-disc, 35-track set makes clear. In many ways, James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency. Among the varied tracks collected here (all from her time with Chess Records) are her signature "At Last," the soul-pop masterpieces "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Tell Mama," saucy versions of Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" and Willie Dixon's "Spoonful," and the girl group pop of "Two Sides," all of which show what a treasured voice was lost when she died from leukemia early in 2012. ~ Steve Leggett

0 Stars 0 average rating
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Our price $14.40
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you listened to this album? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for

    $6.35

    CD
  • buy now for

    $12.30

    CD
  • buy now for

    $8.98

    CD
  • buy now for

    $34.03

    CD