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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Etta James 2003 Let's Roll




Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:58:44
Size: 53,67 MB

United States

Review by Alex Henderson

Etta James has always been more of an R&B singer than a blues singer, but because she's so rootsy by today's standards, this 2003 release will get much of its support from blues fans. James, who turned 65 on January 25, 2003, is in fine form throughout the CD. Over the years, James has worked with a variety of producers, but she produced Let's Roll herself -- and the result is one of her most rock-minded releases. A few of the tracks have a blues-rock outlook, including "The Blues Is My Business" and a gutsy performance of Billy Beck's early-'50s hit "Stacked Deck." But much of the time, James favors a rock-influenced approach to Southern soul. In fact, many of the selections recall Ike & Tina Turner's '60s and early-'70s output, especially "Strongest Weakness," "Lie No Better," and "Somebody to Love" (not to be confused with the psychedelic Jefferson Airplane classic). James' longtime fans will be happy to know that she is very much on top of her game throughout this excellent CD.



Tracklist:

01 - Somebody To Love 05:49

02 - The Blues Is My Business 03:34

03 - Leap Of Faith 04:01

04 - Strongest Weakness 04:54

05 - Wayward Saints Of Memphis 05:43

06 - Lie No Better 03:32

07 - Trust Yourself 04:46

08 - A Change Is Gonna Do Me Good 05:25

09 - Old Weakness 03:13

10 - Stacked Deck 08:03

11 - On The 7th Day 05:02

12 - Please, No More 04:42





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