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Etta James is widely regarded as one of the finest female blues, R&B and soul singers of the modern era, second only in some eyes to Aretha Franklin - Atlantic's Jerry Wexler called her "the greatest of all modern blues singers". After a chequered early life, she was discovered in Los Angeles singing with a vocal group at the age of 16 by Johnny Otis, who signed her to Modern, and she scored an R&B No. 1 in 1955 with her debut recording "The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)", a re-working of Hank Ballard's "Work With Me, Annie", following it up with another Top 10 R&B hit "Good Rockin' Daddy". After recording briefly for Modern subsidiary Kent, she signed to the Chess label, and began recording material that combined the intensity of R&B with the accessibility of pop and the Polish of jazz, switching to the Chess sister label Argo in 1960, and hitting the pop and R&B charts with more than fifteen records between 1960 and '62, including Top 5 successes like "All I Could Do Was Cry", "My Dearest Darling", "At Last", "Trust In Me" and "Something's Got A Hold On Me", before aspects of her life began to unravel in subsequent years. This great-value 52-track 2-CD set comprises all her A & B sides during those first important years of her career, plus a bonus album version of "Dance With Me Henry", so it's a comprehensive overview of her early work.
Etta James is widely regarded as one of the finest female blues, R&B and soul singers of the modern era, second only in some eyes to Aretha Franklin - Atlantic's Jerry Wexler called her "the greatest of all modern blues singers". After a chequered early life, she was discovered in Los Angeles singing with a vocal group at the age of 16 by Johnny Otis, who signed her to Modern, and she scored an R&B No. 1 in 1955 with her debut recording "The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)", a re-working of Hank Ballard's "Work With Me, Annie", following it up with another Top 10 R&B hit "Good Rockin' Daddy". After recording briefly for Modern subsidiary Kent, she signed to the Chess label, and began recording material that combined the intensity of R&B with the accessibility of pop and the Polish of jazz, switching to the Chess sister label Argo in 1960, and hitting the pop and R&B charts with more than fifteen records between 1960 and '62, including Top 5 successes like "All I Could Do Was Cry", "My Dearest Darling", "At Last", "Trust In Me" and "Something's Got A Hold On Me", before aspects of her life began to unravel in subsequent years. This great-value 52-track 2-CD set comprises all her A & B sides during those first important years of her career, plus a bonus album version of "Dance With Me Henry", so it's a comprehensive overview of her early work.
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Format: CD
Label: ACBT
Rel. Date: 08/04/2017
UPC: 824046320423

Complete As & Bs 1955-62
Artist: Etta James
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. The Wallflower (Roll with Me Henry) - Etta James ; the Peaches
2. Hold Me Squeeze Me - Etta James ; the Peaches
3. Hey Henry
4. Be Mine
5. Good Rockin Daddy
6. Crazy Feeling
7. W-O-M-A-N
8. That's All
9. Number One 1
10. I'm a Fool 1
11. Tears of Joy 1
12. Shortin' Bread Rock 1
13. Tough Lover 1
14. Fools We Mortals Be 1
15. Good Lookin' 1
16. Then I'll Care 1
17. Market Place 1
18. The Pick-Up 1
19. By the Light of the Silvery Moon 2
20. Come What May 2
21. Sunshine of Love 2
22. Baby, Baby Every Night 2
23. I Hope You're Satisfied - Betty ; Dupree 2
24. If It Ain't One Thing - Betty ; Dupree 2
25. How Big a Fool 2
26. If I Can't Have You - Etta James ; Harvey Fuqua 2
27. My Heart Cries - Etta James ; Harvey Fuqua 2
28. Spoonful - Etta James ; Harvey Fuqua 2
29. It's a Crying Shame - Etta James ; Harvey Fuqua 3
30. All I Could Do Was Cry 3
31. Boy of My Dreams 3
32. My Dearest Darling 3
33. Tough Mary 3
34. At Last 3
35. I Just Want to Make Love to You 3
36. Trust in Me 3
37. Anything to Say You're Mine 3
38. Fool That I Am 3
39. Dream 4
40. Don't Cry, Baby 4
41. Sunday Kind of Love 4
42. It's Too Soon to Know 4
43. Seven Day Fool 4
44. Something's Got a Hold on Me 4
45. Waiting for Charlie to Come Home 4
46. Stop the Wedding 4
47. Street of Tears 4
48. Next Door to the Blues 4
49. Fools Rush in 5
50. How Do You Speak to An Angel 5
51. Would It Make Any Difference to You 5
52. Dance with Me Henry

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Etta James is widely regarded as one of the finest female blues, R&B and soul singers of the modern era, second only in some eyes to Aretha Franklin - Atlantic's Jerry Wexler called her "the greatest of all modern blues singers". After a chequered early life, she was discovered in Los Angeles singing with a vocal group at the age of 16 by Johnny Otis, who signed her to Modern, and she scored an R&B No. 1 in 1955 with her debut recording "The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)", a re-working of Hank Ballard's "Work With Me, Annie", following it up with another Top 10 R&B hit "Good Rockin' Daddy". After recording briefly for Modern subsidiary Kent, she signed to the Chess label, and began recording material that combined the intensity of R&B with the accessibility of pop and the Polish of jazz, switching to the Chess sister label Argo in 1960, and hitting the pop and R&B charts with more than fifteen records between 1960 and '62, including Top 5 successes like "All I Could Do Was Cry", "My Dearest Darling", "At Last", "Trust In Me" and "Something's Got A Hold On Me", before aspects of her life began to unravel in subsequent years. This great-value 52-track 2-CD set comprises all her A & B sides during those first important years of her career, plus a bonus album version of "Dance With Me Henry", so it's a comprehensive overview of her early work.
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