The Essential Etta James

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All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
The Essential Etta James comprises 44 tracks summarizing the long and brilliant Chess tenure of "Miss Peaches", Etta James, opening with her 1960 smash "All I Could Do Was Cry," and encompassing her torchy, fully orchestrated ballads "At Last," "My Dearest Darling," and "Trust in Me," and continuing on through her 1962 gospel-rocker "Something's Got a Hold on Me," the Chicago soul standouts "I Prefer You" and "842-3089," and her 1967 Muscle Shoals-cut smash "Tell Mama." A few of the '70s sides that conclude the two-disc set seem like filler when compared to what preceded them, but most of the essentials are aboard.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
The Essential Etta James comprises 44 tracks summarizing the long and brilliant Chess tenure of "Miss Peaches", Etta James, opening with her 1960 smash "All I Could Do Was Cry," and encompassing her torchy, fully orchestrated ballads "At Last," "My Dearest Darling," and "Trust in Me," and continuing on through her 1962 gospel-rocker "Something's Got a Hold on Me," the Chicago soul standouts "I Prefer You" and "842-3089," and her 1967 Muscle Shoals-cut smash "Tell Mama." A few of the '70s sides that conclude the two-disc set seem like filler when compared to what preceded them, but most of the essentials are aboard.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/1993
  • Label: Chess
  • UPC: 076732934128
  • Catalog Number: 9341
  • Sales rank: 58,235

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Etta James Primary Artist, Vocals
Cash McCall Guitar
Matt "Guitar" Murphy Guitar
Sugar Pie DeSanto Vocals, Track Performer
John Young Piano
King Errisson Conga
Chuck Rainey Bass
Gene Barge Tenor Saxophone
Lowell George Guitar
David T. Walker Guitar
George Davis Piano
The Moonglows Background Vocals
Carl Banks Organ
Barry Beckett Organ
Milton Bland Piano
Reggie Boyd Bass
Ben Branch Trombone, Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Freeman Brown Drums
Charles Chalmers Saxophone
Gary Coleman Percussion
Al Duncan Drums
Morris Ellis Trombone
Harvey Fuqua Vocals, Track Performer
Burgess Gardner Trumpet
Riley Hampton Conductor
Willie Henderson Trombone
Delbert Hill Baritone Saxophone
David Hood Electric Bass
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Danny Kortchmar Guitar
Albert Lowe Guitar
Ken Marco Guitar
Gabriel Mekler Keyboards
Gene Miller Trumpet
Larry Mizell ARP
Larry Nash Keyboards
Floyd Newman Saxophone
Louis Spears Upright Bass
Charles Stepney Vibes
Marvell Thomas Piano
Phil Thomas Percussion
Aaron Varnell Saxophone
Richard Waters Drums
Wah-Wah Watson Guitar
Murray Watson Trumpet
William D. "Smitty" Smith Keyboards
Roger Dawkins Drums
Dewey Oldham Organ, Piano
David Henderson Bass
Kenny Rice Drums
Raymond Orr Trumpet
Sidney Pinchback Guitar
Marion Wright Bass
Gavrell Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Hamilton Drums
Technical Credits
Etta James Composer
Louis Prima Composer
Monk Higgins Arranger, Producer
John Avant Contributor
Ralph Bass Producer
Esmond Edwards Producer
Bill Foster Composer
Rick Hall Producer
Riley Hampton Arranger
David Hood Contributor
Bill Inglot Engineer
Trevor Lawrence Composer
Terry McFaddin Composer
Andy McKaie Producer
Gabriel Mekler Composer, Producer
Leo Robin Composer
John Strother Engineer
David Ritz Liner Notes
Raynard Miner Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Russ Columbo Composer
Warren Hagood Jr. Contributor
Billy Davis Composer, Producer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Anita Leonard Composer
Abbey Mallory Composer
Stan Rhodes Composer
Barbara Belle Composer
Shena DeMell Composer
Maurice Dollison Contributor
Vonzell Cooper Programming
Bobby Martin Producer
Peylia Parham Composer
Ronald Carson Composer
Ellington Jordan Composer
Carl Williams Smith Composer
Dorothy Hawkins Composer
Jean Mitchell Composer
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