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Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 2, 2018
Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)

Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Soul-Funk-Jazz-Blues | Label: Private | # 01005 82162 2 | Time: 00:59:38

Etta James followed her two deeply jazzy mid-'90s albums of torch songs with Love's Been Rough on Me, a flirtation with Nashville writers. On Life, Love & the Blues, she returns to her blues and soul repertoire, enlivening even the hoariest of tunes ("Spoonful," a gender-flopped "Hoochie Coochie Gal") with her growl. The tinges of funk underpinning "Born Under a Bad Sign" are given full room to stretch on a cover of Sly Stone's "If You Want Me to Stay," and James nearly swipes "The Love You Save May Be Your Own," one of Joe Tex's great preaching ballads, from the master.

Etta James - Hickory Dickory Dock (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 22, 2018
Etta James - Hickory Dickory Dock (1998)

Etta James - Hickory Dickory Dock (1998)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Soul, Blues | Label: Ace | # CDCHM 680 | Time: 00:56:50

The singer in her precocious formative years, headed by her 1955 R&B smash "Roll With Me Henry" (aka "The Wallflower"). James' follow-ups included the driving "Good Rockin' Daddy," a bluesy "W-O-M-A-N," and the New Orleans raveup "Tough Lover," which found her backed by the gang at Cosimo's (notably saxman Lee Allen). Even though her tenure at Modern Records only produced a handful of hits, these 22 cuts are delightful artifacts of the belter's earliest days. The music and liner notes are identical to the previous R&B Dynamite reissue, except that the tracks have been slightly resequenced, and a couple of songs bear different titles ("Number One" has been changed to "My One and Only," "How Big a Fool" to "Call Me a Fool").
Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968)
Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 518-2 | 00:57:10

As the title suggests, this is the definitive edition of Etta James' Tell Mama long-player. For this single-disc release the original album is augmented with five previously unissued tracks – documented during James' four Muscle Shoals sessions circa '67-'68. The question of why a rural Alabama town became a conduit for some of the most memorable and instantly identifiable grooves may still be up for debate. The evidence exists in droves and Tell Mama could certainly be considered exhibit A. These sessions feature the same impact that would redirect several first ladies of soul. Notable among them are Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis, Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) and to somewhat lesser acclaim, Jackie DeShannon's Jackie. Tell Mama showcases some of the unique and admittedly darker qualities of what might best be described as R&B noir. "I'd Rather Go Blind," "Steal Away," "I'm Gonna Take What He's Got" all exemplify the essence of the blues – making the best of a bad situation.

Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 15, 2018
Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996

Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # CHD-9363 | 00:43:26

Come a Little Closer is a surprisingly effective mating of a distinctive singer with seemingly incongruous material and production. Helmed by Gabriel Mekler, who'd produced Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night, the record features Etta James supported by a slew of hotshot L.A. session men (including Little Feat's Lowell George). The song selection ranges from "St. Louis Blues" to Randy Newman's perverse "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" to the dramatic, melismatic "Feeling Uneasy," in which the junk-hungry James improvised wordlessly over an otherwise blues progression. Here's more evidence that Etta is one of the most versatile vocalists of her era.

Etta James - At Last (1961/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Dec. 1, 2017
Etta James - At Last (1961/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Etta James - At Last! (1961/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 28:58 minutes | 795 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 28:58 minutes | 617 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This debut from Etta James, released in 1961, launched her solo career thanks to the hit title track which became her signature song and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In addition to several pop and jazz standards, the album includes three other top five R&B singles, leading to the record's inclusion on the Rolling Stone list of the top 500 albums of all time.

Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 14, 2017
Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)

Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: RCA Victor/BMG | # 82876-60644-2 | 00:47:58

Blues to the Bone is a 2004 album by Etta James. The album contains a selection of twelve blues standards which are among her favourites. The album was given a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Traditional Blues Album.
Etta James - Rocks The House (1963) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1992

Etta James - Rocks The House (1963) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1992
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109Mb | Scans included
Soul, Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: MCA/Chess Records | # CHD-9184 | 00:42:06

Simply one of the greatest live blues albums ever captured on tape. Cut in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, the set finds Etta James in stellar shape as she forcefully delivers her own "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and "Seven Day Fool" interspersed with a diet of sizzling covers ("What'd I Say," "Sweet Little Angel," "Money," "Ooh Poo Pah Doo"). The CD incarnation adds three more great titles, including an impassioned reprise of her "All I Could Do Was Cry." Guitarist David T. Walker is outstanding whenever he solos.

Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 23, 2017
Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)

Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Soul, Blues | Label: Decca | # 5330843 | Time: 01:15:47

In many ways Etta 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. This 25-track set (mostly drawn from her time with Chess Records) is hardly definitive (it doesn't have classic James' tracks like "Anything to Say You're Mine," "Don't Cry Baby," "Something's Got a Hold on Me," or the girl group pop of "Two Sides (To Every Story)," for instance, or any of her late-career blues tracks), but it does do a good job of spotlighting James' range and versatility by collecting sides like her signature "At Last," the soul-pop masterpieces "Tell Mama" and "I'd Rather Go Blind," and saucy versions of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" and Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On," all of which offer ample proof that James was one of the best singers of her generation – in any style.

Etta James - All The Way (2006)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 19, 2017
Etta James - All The Way (2006)

Etta James - All The Way (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 362 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 88 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul-Blues | RCA Victor / Sony BMG Music #82876 82950 2

After her tough blues and R&B records in the early years of the 21st century – 2003's Let's Roll and 2004's Blues to the Bone – Etta James throws a quiet storm changeup. All the Way's 11 tracks are pop songs – indeed, a few are standards – written between the 1930s and the 1990s. James song choices are curious. The Great American Songbook tunes include the title track (written by Samuel Kahn and Jimmy Van Heusen), Leonard Bernstein's and Stephen Sondheim's "Somewhere" from West Side Story, and even Bob Telson's "Calling You" from the score to the 1987 film Baghdad Cafe – it's been recorded by everyone from Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion to Jeff Buckley and Gal Costa…

Etta James - At Last: The Collection (2015)  Music

Posted by aasana at March 25, 2017
Etta James - At Last: The Collection (2015)

Etta James - At Last: The Collection (2015)
Blues, Jazz, Soul | 1:47:58 | MP3, 320 kbps | 249 MB
Label: Music Club Deluxe

Music Club Deluxe Legends brings us the essential collection of Etta James’ greatest hits featuring the much loved At Last, I Just Wanna Make Love To You and One For My Baby amongst many other classics.
The 2CD package comprised of 40 tracks.