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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 - Tell Mama (1968) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

Etta James - Tell Mama (1968) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 138 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 71 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Chess | # CHD-9269 | Time: 00:30:10

Leonard Chess dispatched Etta James to Muscle Shoals in 1967, and the move paid off with one of her best and most soul-searing Cadet albums. Produced by Rick Hall, the resultant album boasted a relentlessly driving title cut, the moving soul ballad "I'd Rather Go Blind," and sizzling covers of Otis Redding's "Security" and Jimmy Hughes' "Don't Lose Your Good Thing," and a pair of fine Don Covay copyrights. The skin-tight session aces at Fame Studios really did themselves proud behind Miss Peaches.
Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 67 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Soul, Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Chess, MCA | # CHD-9266 | Time: 00:28:55

After spending a few years in limbo after scoring her first R&B hits "Dance With Me, Henry" and "Good Rocking Daddy," Etta James returned to the spotlight in 1961 with her first Chess release, At Last. James made both the R&B and pop charts with the album's title cut, "All I Could Do Was Cry," and "Trust in Me." What makes At Last a great album is not only the solid hits it contains, but also the strong variety of material throughout. James expertly handles jazz standards like "Stormy Weather" and "A Sunday Kind of Love," as well as Willie Dixon's blues classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You." James demonstrates her keen facility on the title track in particular, as she easily moves from powerful blues shouting to more subtle, airy phrasing; her Ruth Brown-inspired, bad-girl growl only adds to the intensity. James would go on to even greater success with later hits like "Tell Mama," but on At Last one hears the singer at her peak in a swinging and varied program of blues, R&B, and jazz standards.

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 - 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.
Etta James - The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles (3CD) (2005)

Etta James - The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles (3CD) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 297.69 Mb + 290.37 Mb + 299.93 Mb | 02:41:53 | Covers
Soul-Jazz, Rock & Roll, Smooth Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Spectrum Music - 982 7041-4

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.

Etta James - The Complete Singles As and Bs 1955-62 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 9, 2017
Etta James - The Complete Singles As and Bs 1955-62 (2017)

Etta James - The Complete Singles As and Bs 1955-62 (2017)
Blues, Soul, RnB, Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:17:04 | 320 MB
Label: Acrobat

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.

Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 7, 2017
Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)

Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Early R&B, Blues | Label: Virgin | # 5099909851924 | Time: 00:38:40

This 15-track compilation focuses on the earliest sessions recorded by Etta James for Modern Records between 1955 and 1957. James was only a teenager when she first recorded for the L.A.-based label. Her youthful exuberance and powerhouse delivery still generate that initial excitement captured on these remastered versions of "The Wallflower (Roll with Me Henry)," "The Pick-Up," "W-O-M-A-N," and "Good Rockin' Daddy." This set is a great introduction to James' early raw recordings; however, it excludes a few tracks from the superior The Best of the Modern Years on Metro Blue.