Saturday, January 07, 2012

Woman Knew How To Rock The Blues


Etta James

Rock The House

1964


Etta was released from the hospital yesterday, suffering from breathing problems and the effects from terminal leukemia and dementia. Say a little prayer. I di have the opportunity to see her live several years ago at a local venue. Needless to say the show was great.

ROCKS THE HOUSE is the only live recording from Etta James' Chess recording career (late 1950s to mid 1960s). This album rivals B.B. King Live At The Regal for best live blues album ever. Etta James sings so tough, so ballsy, I cannot think of another singer to compare her to. She almost makes even Wilson Pickett and James Brown sound like wimps. On a couple of songs, she does some scatting you have to hear to believe. Besides the incredible singing, the other thing that makes this album a joy is the audience. Their excitement is palpable. On a couple of songs, Etta gets a thrilling call and response going with them, and their energy seems to feed her. The album is the next best thing to Etta James in person.

Tracklist

01. Something's Got A Hold On Me
02. Baby What You Want Me To Do
03. What'd I Say
04. Money (That's What I Want)
05. Seven Day Fool
06. Sweet Little Angel
07. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
08. Woke Up This Morning
09. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
10. All I Could Do Is Cry
11. I Just Want To Make Love To You


Get it HERE

4 comments:

deadmanstar said...

So sad that Etta has left the planet. I saw here live twice and had a great time. I have this CD so I don't need the download but thanks anyway.

Trustar said...

Thanks deadmanstar for taking the time to comment.

It means a lot to us out here.

Keep on dropping in

T

roulcomp said...

Thank you for you posting of this artist she was the signer of all times. it sad that past on. she will be miss deeply. thanks for sharing.

roulcomp said...

thnak you 4 shring a great artist she will be miss deeply. thank you for the great drop.