The Essential Etta James

The Essential Etta James

by Etta James



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/1993
Label: Chess
UPC: 0076732934128
catalogNumber: 9341

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
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
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
Andy McKaie   Producer
Gabriel Mekler   Composer,Producer
Leo Robin   Composer
John Strother   Engineer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Terri McFadden   Composer
Raynard Miner   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Russ Columbo   Composer
Warren Hagood   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
Don Covay   Composer

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