Tough Woman: The Early Recordings 1955-1960

Tough Woman: The Early Recordings 1955-1960

by Etta James
     
 
This two-disc, 46-track set collects the best of Etta James' earliest sides for Modern Records in the mid- to late '50s, including her first recording, 1954's "Dance with Me Henry" (which was later renamed "The Wallflower" in the hopes that audiences would overlook the song's explicit subject matter); the sturdy "Good Rockin' Daddy"; and the raucous and impressive

Overview

This two-disc, 46-track set collects the best of Etta James' earliest sides for Modern Records in the mid- to late '50s, including her first recording, 1954's "Dance with Me Henry" (which was later renamed "The Wallflower" in the hopes that audiences would overlook the song's explicit subject matter); the sturdy "Good Rockin' Daddy"; and the raucous and impressive "Tough Lover," which was tracked in New Orleans with Lee Allen on sax. James left Modern in 1958, signing with Argo Records in 1960, and her LP with that label, At Last!, which was released that same year, is also included here in its entirety. James, of course, has had a long and varied career since, and her passionate singing has made her an American musical treasure. These sides started it all.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2011
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
0604988301328
catalogNumber:
3013

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Wallflower
  2. Hold Me Squeeze Me
  3. Be Mine
  4. Hey Henry
  5. Crazy Feeling
  6. Good Rockin' Daddy
  7. That's All
  8. W-O-M-A-N
  9. I'm a fool
  10. My One and Only
  11. Tears of Joy
  12. Shortnin' Bread Rock
  13. Fools We Mortals Be
  14. Tough Lover
  15. Then I'll Care
  16. Good Lookin'
  17. Market Place
  18. The Pick Up
  19. By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  20. Come What May
  21. Baby, Baby Every Nght
  22. Dance With Me Henry
  23. Strange Things Happening

Disc 2

  1. If It Ain't One Thing
  2. I Hope You're Satisfied
  3. My Heart Cries
  4. If I Can't Have You
  5. Spoonful
  6. It's a Crying Shame
  7. Let Me Know
  8. Plum Nuts
  9. Nobody But You
  10. I'll Dry My Tears
  11. Seven Day Fool
  12. In My Diary
  13. You Can Count On Me
  14. Anything To Say You're Mine
  15. My Dearest Darling
  16. Trust In Me
  17. A Sunday Kind of Love
  18. Tough Mary
  19. I Just Want To Make Love To You
  20. At Last
  21. All I Could Do Was Cry
  22. Stormy Weather
  23. Girl of My Dreams

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta James   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Paul Gayten   Composer
Etta James   Composer
Johnny Otis   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Harold Battiste   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Composer
Eddie Bocage   Composer
Freddie Morgan   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Sam Ling   Composer
Edward Madden   Composer
Franklin Tableporter   Composer
Jules Bihari   Composer
Eddie Brandt   Composer
Ravon Darnell   Composer
Gus Edwards   Composer
Sunny Clapp   Composer
Scott Johnson   Composer
Ned Weaver   Composer
Bob Fisher   Annotation
Sam Hick   Liner Notes

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