2 LPs ON 1 CD + 10 BONUS TRACKS
Etta James was one of the greatest R&B singers of all time. She possessed an incredibly soulful voice and an amazing ability to interpret old-fashioned yet timeless melodies. James sang with unmatched emotional hunger and a pain that often leaves her listeners with the chills. This quintessential release includes two of her finest (and long unavailable) albums from her heyday, which were originally released by the Crown label: Miss Etta James(1961), and Twist with Etta James (1962). Both feature selections from early singles dating back as far as 1955, including a number of R&B staples like “Good Rockin’ Daddy”, “Roll with Me, Henry”, “How Big a Fool”, “Hey! Henry” and “Strange Things Happening”, among others.
Fusing rhythm & blues with gospel punch, swing and twist as well, these two outstanding LPs have been remastered and packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes 10 bonus tracks (consisting of a variety of hard to find sides recorded by James for Modern and Kent during that same period).
ETTA JAMES, lead vocals on all tracks, plus:
Maxwell Davis (saxophone and musical director) and His Orchestra.
Also featuring Harvey Fuqua (vocal duets with James), Richard Berry, The Peaches: Jean Mitchell, Abbye Mitchell (backing vocals), among others.
Recorded between 1955 and 1959.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
MISS ETTA JAMES
01. DANCE WITH ME, HENRY 2:22
02. DO SOMETHING CRAZY 3:20
03. W-O-M-A-N 2:46
04. MY ONE AND ONLY 2:28
05. I HOPE YOU’RE SATISFIED 3:03
06. GOOD ROCKIN’ DADDY 2:26
07. HEY! HENRY 2:53
08. STRANGE THINGS HAPPENING 2:29
09. THAT’S ALL 2:14
10. HOW BIG A FOOL 2:40
TWIST WITH ETTA JAMES
11. ROLL WITH ME, HENRY 3:07
12. I’M A FOOL 2:30
13. IF IT AIN’T ONE THING 2:18
14. BE MY LOVEY DOVEY 2:01
15. HICKORY DICKORY DOCK 3:01
16. TOUGH LOVER 2:10
17. THE PICK-UP 2:21
18. THEN I’LL CARE 2:31
19. SUNSHINE OF LOVE 2:26
20. BABY, BABY EVERY NIGHT 2:23
21. COME WHAT MAY 2:06
22. FOOLS WE MORTALS BE 2:23
23. BE MINE 2:50
ETTA JAMES CD Miss Etta James + Twist With Etta James
Label: Hoodoo Records – 263489
Format: CD, Compilation, Remastered