Etta James Come Closer

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 - 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 - 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.
Rick James - Come Get It! (1978/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Rick James - Come Get It! (1978/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 49:05 minutes | 1,86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Come Get It! album for sale by Rick James was released Feb 10, 1992 on the Gordy label. Rick James's first album holds up remarkably well decades after its release. While many funk and R&B releases from the late 1970s don't translate very well, due to dated production or concessions to disco (there are a few of those here), Come Get It is sly, fun, buoyant, and most importantly well written. Come Get It! James's first R&B hit, 'You and I,' with its meticulously tight groove, is one of the highlights here, as is 'Mary Jane,' the artist's smooth and breezy ode to reefer. Come With help from the Stone City Band, James's funk is both cosmic and primal, but it seems no accident that Come Get It was released on Motown: the album has the smart production and clean, crisp sonics associated with the label. In short, James started building his distinctive brand of smart, sassy music on Come Get It, laying the foundations of a style he would perfect over the next several years.
Etta James - Her Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (1997)

Etta James - Her Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (1997)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 60:36 min | 141 Mb (5% Rec.)
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Blues | Label: Chess Records

Whether she sings string-laden pop ballads, lively soul, or gritty electric blues, James's high-powered, enormously expressive voice displays a knack for passionate blues inflections. Emotionally charged ballads including "At Last" and "All I Could Do is Cry" find James blasting through the orchestra with unearthly wails and moans…

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.