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Complete Blues, Rock N Soul Private Music Albums Collection [Box Set]

The Complete Blues, Rock N Soul Private Music Albums Collection [Box Set]

by Etta James
Because of her blues-based comeback in the '90s, Etta James is usually thought of by the general public as a blues singer, but there's a good deal more to the picture than that. In many ways James resembles a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock


Because of her blues-based comeback in the '90s, Etta James is usually thought of by the general public as a blues singer, but there's a good deal more to the picture than that. In many ways James resembles 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 is all her own, and she did it throughout a five-decade career. This seven-disc set combines six of the 12 later-in-her-career albums she made for Private Music and RCA Records between 1997 and 2006, including Love's Been Rough on Me (1997), Life, Love & the Blues (1998), Matriarch of the Blues (2000), Burnin' Down the House (2002), Let's Roll (2003), and Blues to the Bone (2004), along with a seventh disc featuring a live show James did in San Francisco in 1981.

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Disc 1

  1. The Rock
  2. Cry Like a Rainy Day
  3. Love's Been Rough On Me
  4. Love It or Leave It Alone
  5. Don't Touch Me
  6. Hold Me (Just a Little Longer Tonight)
  7. If I Had Any Pride Left At All
  8. I Can Give You Everything
  9. I've Been Lovin' You Too Long
  10. Done In The Dark

Disc 2

  1. Born Under a Bad Sign
  2. I Want To Ta Ta You, Baby
  3. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
  4. Running Out Of Lies
  5. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
  6. Spoonful
  7. Life, Love & The Blues
  8. Hoochie Coochie Gal
  9. Cheating In The Next Room
  10. If You Want Me To Stay
  11. The Love You Save May Be Your Own
  12. I'll Take Care of You

Disc 3

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. Don't Let My Baby Ride
  3. Rhymes
  4. Try a Little Tenderness
  5. Miss You
  6. Hawg For Ya
  7. You're Gonna Make Me Cry
  8. Walking the Back Streets
  9. Let's Straighten It Out
  10. Born On the Bayou
  11. Come Back Baby
  12. Hound Dog

Disc 4

  1. Introduction
  2. Come To Mama
  3. I Just Want To Make Love To You/Born To Be Wild
  4. I'd Rather Go Blind
  5. All the Way Down
  6. At Last
  7. You Can Leave Your Hat On
  8. Something's Got a Hold On Me
  9. Your Good Thing is About To End
  10. Rock Me Baby
  11. Love & Happiness/Take Me To the River/My Funny Valentine
  12. Sugar On the Floor

Disc 5

  1. Somebody To Love
  2. The Blues is My Business
  3. Leap of Faith
  4. Strongest Weakness
  5. Wayward Saints of Memphis
  6. Lie No Better
  7. Trust Yourself
  8. A Change Is Gonna Do Me Good
  9. Old Weakness
  10. Stacked Deck
  11. On the 7th Day
  12. Please, No More

Disc 6

  1. Got My Mojo Working
  2. Don't Start Me To Talking
  3. Hush Hush
  4. Lil' Red Rooster
  5. That's Alright
  6. Crawlin' King Snake
  7. Dust My Broom
  8. The Sky is Crying
  9. Smokestack Lightnin'
  10. You Shook Me
  11. Driving Wheel
  12. Honey, Don't Tear My Clothes

Disc 7

  1. I Just Want To Make Love To You
  2. Take It To the Limit
  3. Baby What You Want Me To Do
  4. Sugar On The Floor
  5. Tell Mama
  6. I'd Rather Go Blind
  7. Otis Redding Medley: Hard To Handle/Just One More Day/Can't Turn You Lo
  8. Born Blue

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta James   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Donna McElroy   Background Vocals
Bobby Martin   French Horn,Keyboards,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Mike Finnigan   Piano,Vocals,Soloist,Hammond B3
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Josh Sklair   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,Talk Box,Soloist,Guitar (Baritone)
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Luis Conte   Percussion
Steve Davis   Background Vocals
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Armand Grimaldi   Drums
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Mike Haynes   Horn
Yvonne Hodges   Background Vocals
Jim Horn   Horn
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Sam Levine   Horn
Chris McDonald   Horn
Terry McMillan   Percussion
Bobby Murray   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Leo Nocentelli   Guitar,Soloist
Tom Poole   Trumpet
Brian Ray   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Kurtis Teel   Bass
Lee Thornburg   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Valve Trombone
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals
David Woodford   Baritone Saxophone
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Jimmy "Z" Zavala   Harmonica,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
John "Juke" Logan   Harmonica
Ronnie Buttacavoli   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Keith Johnson   Trumpet,Keyboards
Sametto James   Bass
Dan Potter   Acoustic Guitar
David K. Mathews   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Clavinet,Hammond B3
Louis Nunley   Background Vocals
Donto James   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Ross Locke   Percussion,Background Vocals
Joe McGlohan   Saxophone
Harmonica "Juke" Logan   Harmonica
Goldman Redding   Background Vocals
Yoshana Rush   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Etta James   Composer,Producer
J.B. Lenoir   Composer
Delbert McClinton   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Anderson   Composer
William Bell   Composer
Brook Benton   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Clarence Carter   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Green   Composer
Don Henley   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Randy Meisner   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Joe Tex   Composer
O.V. Wright   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Mars Bonfire   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Jerry Williams   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Josh Sklair   Composer,Producer,Musical Director,rhythm arrangement
Terry Anderson   Composer
Greg Barnhill   Composer
Barry Beckett   Producer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Bekka Bramlett   Composer
Joe Chiccarelli   Engineer,overdub engineer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Marcus Daniel   Composer
Glenn Frey   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Kenny Greenberg   Composer
Pete Greene   Engineer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
David Hall   Engineer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
John Keller   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Trevor Lawrence   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Composer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
Graham Lyle   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Tony Mills   Engineer
Jay Newland   Engineer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Csaba Petocz   Engineer
Tom Poole   Horn Arrangements
Bob Porter   Liner Notes
David Porter   Composer
Brian Ray   Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Morgan Robinson   Composer
Jimmy Rogers   Composer
Eddie Setser   Composer
Russell Smith   Composer
John Snyder   Producer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Lee Thornburg   Horn Arrangements
Harry Warren   Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Composer
Catherine C. Williamson   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Billy Wright   Composer
Gretchen Peters   Composer
Lupe DeLeon   Executive Producer
Kevin Bowe   Composer
David Egan   Composer
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
Kathy Yore   Engineer
Mike Panico   Archival Assistant
Jim Varsos   Composer
Martin Scorsese   Liner Notes
Grady Champion   Composer
Keith Johnson   Producer
Joe Josea   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Earl Randall   Composer
Pearl Woods   Composer
Todd Cherney   Composer
Glen Clarke   Composer
Lara Cody   Composer
Sametto James   Composer,Producer
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
James Nyx   Composer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Wilbur Terrell   Composer
Ellington Jordan   Composer
Phil Roland   Engineer
Artis Mills   Executive Producer
James Campbell   Composer
Perry Jordan   Composer
Billy Foster   Composer
Preston Foster   Composer
Robert Miller   Composer
Dee Earvin   Composer
Rene Sotomayer   Composer
Harry M. Woods   Composer
McEvoy Robinson   Composer
John Greenbaum   Composer
Donto James   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett   Composer
Sylvester Stewart   Composer
Allen Jones   Composer
Kevin Bowe-Kostas   Composer
Che Williams   Archival Assistant
Bob Dipierio   Composer
Beny W. Lattimore   Composer
Rick Grea   Engineer
Pauline Matthews   Composer
Gabe Mekler   Composer
Etienne Lavonne Clark   Composer
Sanday Jones   Composer

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