Rock The House
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.
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
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