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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
While several best-ofs from Etta James' Chess period have been available over the years -- with the two-disc, 44-track Essential Etta James at the top of the list in giving the big picture -- this 20-track collection sweats that bigger picture down to bare essentials. For those wishing to finally sample Etta's classic period at Chess without opening the wallet for box set expense, this single-disc retrospective will fill the bill quite nicely. Featuring 20 of the tracks that appear on the double-disc Essential anthology without anything literally essential left off, this scintillating little disc now officially becomes the one-stop, first-time purchase in connecting with the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
While several best-ofs from Etta James' Chess period have been available over the years -- with the two-disc, 44-track Essential Etta James at the top of the list in giving the big picture -- this 20-track collection sweats that bigger picture down to bare essentials. For those wishing to finally sample Etta's classic period at Chess without opening the wallet for box set expense, this single-disc retrospective will fill the bill quite nicely. Featuring 20 of the tracks that appear on the double-disc Essential anthology without anything literally essential left off, this scintillating little disc now officially becomes the one-stop, first-time purchase in connecting with the emotional greatness inherent in Etta's siren song. There's plenty more after this to discover, but this is absolutely where you start.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1997
  • Label: Mca Uk
  • UPC: 076732936726
  • Catalog Number: 9367
  • Sales rank: 70,543

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Etta James Primary Artist, Vocals
Matt "Guitar" Murphy Guitar
Sugar Pie DeSanto Track Performer
John Young Piano
King Errisson Conga
Chuck Rainey Bass
David T. Walker Guitar
George Davis Piano
Carl Banks Organ
Barry Beckett Organ
Reggie Boyd Bass
Freeman Brown Drums
Charles Chalmers Saxophone
Al Duncan Drums
Harvey Fuqua Track Performer
Riley Hampton Conductor
David Hood Bass, Electric Bass
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Albert Lowe Guitar
Ken Marco Guitar
Gene Miller Trumpet
James Mitchell Saxophone
Floyd Newman Saxophone
Aaron Varnell Saxophone
Richard Waters Drums
William D. "Smitty" Smith Keyboards
Roger Dawkins Drums
Dewey Oldham Organ, Piano
Kenny Rice Drums
Marion Wright Bass
Gavrell Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Vonzell Cooper Organ
Technical Credits
Bessie Smith Composer
Louis Prima Composer
Clarence Carter Composer
Pastor Billy Davis Composer
Ralph Bass Producer
Tony Clarke Composer
Marcus Daniel Composer
Bill Foster Composer
Gwen Fuqua Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Rick Hall Producer
Riley Hampton Arranger
Andy McKaie Producer
Gabriel Mekler Producer
Peter Grendysa Liner Notes
Raynard Miner Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Erick Labson Contributor
Billy Davis Composer, Producer
Anita Leonard Composer
Stan Rhodes Composer
Barbara Belle Composer
Wilbur Terrell Composer
Ellington Jordan Composer
Carl Williams Smith Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cool and Sassy

    I bought this CD with the song At Last in mind for my wedding. To my great surprise, I discovered a treasure chest of songs. I've purchased 2 copies - one to keep at home and one for the car. I love this CD.

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