Blues in the Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Recorded live at Marla's Memory Lane Supper Club in Los Angeles, this 1986 date finds Etta James in front of a superb combo fronted by Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, with Red Holloway, Jack McDuff, and Shuggie Otis providing the supple and swinging backdrop. Vinson is featured on "Kidney Stew," "When My Baby Left Me," and "Railroad Porter Blues" before the turning the stage over to Etta, who provides a blistering "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and a sultry three-song medley of "At Last," "Trust Me," and "Sunday Kind of Love." The two stars duet on Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone to Love" before Etta closes the show with strong readings of "Lover Man" and "Misty." The small...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Recorded live at Marla's Memory Lane Supper Club in Los Angeles, this 1986 date finds Etta James in front of a superb combo fronted by Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, with Red Holloway, Jack McDuff, and Shuggie Otis providing the supple and swinging backdrop. Vinson is featured on "Kidney Stew," "When My Baby Left Me," and "Railroad Porter Blues" before the turning the stage over to Etta, who provides a blistering "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and a sultry three-song medley of "At Last," "Trust Me," and "Sunday Kind of Love." The two stars duet on Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone to Love" before Etta closes the show with strong readings of "Lover Man" and "Misty." The small crowd's enthusiastic response makes this a show you wish you were there for; this disc is the next best thing to it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218964722
  • Catalog Number: 9647
  • Sales rank: 222,784

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Etta James Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Red Holloway Leader, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Humphrey Drums
Shuggie Otis Guitar
Jack McDuff Hammond Organ
Richard Reid Bass, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Erroll Garner Composer
Red Holloway Contributor
Cootie Williams Composer
Paul Humphrey Contributor
Shuggie Otis Contributor
Johnny Burke Composer
John Eargle Engineer
George Horn Mastering
Ralph Jungheim Producer
Jack McDuff Contributor
Roger "Ram" Ramirez Composer
Richard Reid Contributor
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Composer
Jimmy Sherman Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Jimmy Davis Composer
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