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Encyclopedia > Etta James
Etta James
Background information
Birth name Jamesetta Hawkins
Born January 25, 1938 (1938-01-25) (age 69)
Origin Flag of the United States Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre(s) Blues, soul, R&B, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1954–present
Label(s) Chess (1960–1975)
Atlantic
Private
RCA (2006–present)
Associated
acts
Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday
Website Etta-James.com

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, R&B, and jazz singer and songwriter. In the 1950s and 60s, she had her biggest success as a blues and R&B singer. She is best-known for her 1961 ballad "At Last", which has been classified as a "timeless classic" and has been featured in many movies and television commercials since its release. is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was a blues, R&B and jazz singer. ... Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day was an American singer widely considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... At Last is a 1942 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren and first performed by Glenn Miller and his orchestra. ...


Few R&B singers have endured tragic travails on the monumental level of Etta James and remain to tell the tale.[1]


James was born in Los Angeles, California to an unmarried 16-year-old African American mother, Dorothy Hawkins. She claimed that her mother told her that her father was the white Rudolph "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone, and that they received financial support from him on the condition that they keep his paternity a secret. She received her first professional vocal training at the age of five, from James Earle Hines, musical director of the Echoes of Eden choir at St. Paul Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Minnesota Fats On Pool, 1965 Rudolph Walter Wanderone Jr. ...


James's family moved to San Francisco in 1950 and James soon teamed up with two other girls to form a singing group. When the girls were fourteen, bandleader Johnny Otis had them audition: they sang an answer to Hank Ballard's "Work With Me, Annie" called "Roll With Me Henry." Otis particularly liked the song, and against her mother's wishes, James and the trio went to Los Angeles to record the song in 1954. The song was recorded under the label Modern Records. By this time, the trio renamed the song "The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)". James also named her vocal group The Peaches. "The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)" was released in 1955. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Johnny Otis Johnny Otis (born Ioannis (Yannis) Veliotes on December 28, 1921 in Vallejo, California) is an American blues and rhythm and blues pianist, vibraphonist, drummer, singer, bandleader, and impresario. ... Hank Ballard (born John Henry Kendricks) (November 18, 1927 - March 2, 2003) was an African American R&B/rock singer and the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard & the Midnighters. ... Work With Me, Annie with words and music by Hank Ballard was recorded by The Royals (formerly Hank Ballard & the Midnighters) in Cincinnati on the Federal Records label January 14, 1954 and released in February. ... Modern Record was a record label formed in 1945 by Jules, Saul, Lester and Joe Bidhari. ... The Wallflower (also known as Dance with Me, Henry) is a popular song. ... The Wallflower (also known as Dance with Me, Henry) is a popular song. ... See also: 1954 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - RCA victor announces a marketing plan called Operation TNT. The label drops the list price on LPs from $5. ...

Contents

Success

There are at least two versions of how Johnny Otis discovered Etta James: Otis's version is that she came to his hotel room after one of his performances in San Francisco and persuaded him to audition her. Another frequently told story is that Otis spotted her performing in an L.A. nightclub with The Peaches and, having conceived of the answer song to Hank Ballard's "Work With Me, Annie," arranged with the Bihari brothers for Modern Records to record "The Wallfower" with James. "The Wallflower" reached number two on the rhythm and blues charts in February 1955 but was undercut in the wider market by a rushed out cover version by Georgia Gibbs on Mercury Records. The song's royalties were divided between Hank Ballard, Etta James, and Johnny Otis, and its huge success attracted the attention of the R&B world, resulting in James going on tour with Little Richard. On the tour, according to James, she witnessed and experienced situations to which minors are not usually privy, and she allegedly acquired a drug habit.[2] Johnny Otis Johnny Otis (born Ioannis (Yannis) Veliotes on December 28, 1921 in Vallejo, California) is an American blues and rhythm and blues pianist, vibraphonist, drummer, singer, bandleader, and impresario. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Hank Ballard (born John Henry Kendricks) (November 18, 1927 - March 2, 2003) was an African American R&B/rock singer and the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard & the Midnighters. ... Work With Me, Annie with words and music by Hank Ballard was recorded by The Royals (formerly Hank Ballard & the Midnighters) in Cincinnati on the Federal Records label January 14, 1954 and released in February. ... The Bihari Brothers, Jules, Joe, Lester and Saul, were American music entreprneurs and the founders of Modern Records and its subsidiaries. ... Modern Record was a record label formed in 1945 by Jules, Saul, Lester and Joe Bidhari. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Georgia Gibbs (August 17, 1919[1] - December 9, 2006) was an American singer, most popular in the 1950s. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ...


Career in the 50s

Before too long, "The Wallflower" was a #1 hit on the R&B charts of 1955. The song was later a hit in the white market for Georgia Gibbs, re-written as "Dance with Me, Henry". Soon after the song's success, The Peaches and Etta parted company, but this did not halt her career. She continued to record and release albums throughout much of the decade, and enjoyed more success. Her follow-up, "Good Rockin' Daddy" was released and became another hit in the fifties. Other songs however, such as "Tough Lover" and "W-O-M-A-N" failed to gain any significant success at all. James toured with Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Otis Redding in the fifties and has cited Watson as the most significant influence on her style. Georgia Gibbs (August 17, 1919[1] - December 9, 2006) was an American singer, most popular in the 1950s. ... Johnny Guitar Watson (February 3, 1935 - May 17, 1996) was an American musician whose long career influenced the development of blues, soul music, rhythm & blues, funk, rock music, and rap music. ...


The Chess Years in the 60s

In 1960, Etta signed a recording contract with Chess Records. Little did she know that she would have the biggest success of her career from this recording label, recording her biggest and most memorable hits. This recording company went into high gear with James, releasing many duets with her then boyfriend Harvey Fuqua, who was then the lead singer of the Moonglows. One of her duets with Fuqua, called "If I Can't Have You", became a hit on the R&B charts in 1960. As a solo artist however, she had more enduring success. One of her first singles released by Chess in 1960 was called "All I Could Do Was Cry". This Blues number became a big hit for James on the R&B charts in 1960. James' sassy vibe added a significant touch of personality to the song. Leonard Chess, one of the founders of Chess Records, helped James along the way. He saw the potential for James to go into a more Pop-oriented direction. Therefore, James started recording more pop tunes for the label. The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... Harvey Fuqua, born July 27, 1929 in Louisville, Kentucky is an African-American soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and record label executive. ... The Moonglows were an influental American R&B and doo wop group, featuring such legendary singers as Bobby Lester, Harvey Fuqua, Alexander Graves and Prentiss Barnes, along with guitarist Billy Johnson. ... Chess is a recreational and competitive game for two players. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leonard Chess (March 12, 1917 - October 16, 1969) was a record company executive, founder of Chess Records. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ...


The year 1961 became a year of great change for James. In 1961 came the release of one of her first pop-oriented tunes called "At Last". The song became a big hit in 1961, reaching #2 on the R&B charts. The song even went as far as #22 on the Pop charts that year, proving that the Pop crossover direction was becoming successful for her. Although it may have turned out to be less of a hit than expected on the Pop charts, it still made the Top 30. The song became her signature song and the song most people remember her by.[3] Her career had not ended yet though. More success came, following the success of "At Last". Other songs such as "Trust In Me" became hits for her, following the success of her signature tune. The 1962 tune "Something's Got a Hold On Me" (recorded in the UK by Elkie Brooks), showed more of James' Gospel side, a genre she had sung since childhood. At Last is a 1942 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren and first performed by Glenn Miller and his orchestra. ... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... At Last is a 1942 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren and first performed by Glenn Miller and his orchestra. ... Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945, in Salford) is a British singer, formerly a vocalist with Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. ... Gospel, from the Old English good tidings is a calque of Greek () used in the New Testament (see Etymology below). ...


Her 1963 album Etta James Rocks the House, which was cut at Nashville's "New Era" club also gave her career a boost. She had other big hits in the 1960s, but mainly on the R&B charts. The song "Pushover" was a hit for her in 1963. Other hits followed, like "Stop the Wedding", "Fool That I Am" and "Don't Cry Baby", which were all hits for her between 1961 and 1963. From this, James became one of the most successful R&B artists of the 1960s, having many more Top Ten and Top Twenty hit singles on the charts. She has been classified as one of the pioneers of the Blues, being acclaimed to the ranks of artists like B.B. King. Performing in Memphis, Tennessee, the city where blues started didn't hurt James into making her into a blues icon. Between 1965 and 1967, not much other success had followed, in terms of chart success. However, this wasn't to last for very long, in 1967, she would release another single that would become a big hit again, giving her comeback into music once more. See also: 1962 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, Love Me Do. January 4 - At Cortina dAmpezzo... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... See also: 1962 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, Love Me Do. January 4 - At Cortina dAmpezzo... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ...


The Chess Years in the 70s, 80s and Onward

Etta James in concert in France (1990).
Etta James in concert in France (1990).

In 1967, Etta was ready to release her next hit single. The song was called "Tell Mama" and it became a Top Ten hit on the R&B charts that year. The song showed James' comeback, after a dry period of no hits for almost four years. The song made James a household name once more. The follow-up also proved to be just as successful as "Tell Mama" was for her. The song was called "Security" and proved that James had staying power on the charts agin. After that, less success came, but James was still on the charts regularly. Despite the death of Leonard Chess, Etta James stayed with the Chess label into 1975. Towards the end of the Chess years though, James went into more rock-based songs. Her career however did not stop once the Chess years came to an end. Etta recorded for numerous other labels and continued to release albums, like 1978's Deep In the Night by Atlantic Records. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 558 pixel Image in higher resolution (3323 × 2316 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 558 pixel Image in higher resolution (3323 × 2316 pixel, file size: 1. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...

Etta James on the cover of her At Last! album. The album was released in 1961 and it featured her signature song, "At Last".

Despite a dry period during the early to mid 80s, Etta got back on track and began to record music again. She received accolades for her 1981 rendition of Randy Newman's "God's Song". Her 1988 album Seven Year Itch proved this comeback capability. The album showed more James' Soul side. In 1989, Etta recorded the song "Avenue D" with David A. Stewart of Eurythmics fame. The song was featured on the soundtrack to the Robert Wise film "Rooftops". She also performed with the Grateful Dead for two shows in 1982 demonstrating the diveristy of her admirers. Into the 1990s, she continued to record and perform. Her albums widely varied in styles and genres of music. Her 1992 album The Right Time was another Soul album that was produced by Elektra Records. The album was upbeat as well. She began to record more Jazz music as well, which became the subject for many of her 1990s albums. In 1998 she released a Christmas album called An Etta James Christmas. To a younger generation, Etta is known for the Muddy Waters song "I Just Wanna Make Love to You", used in television commercials for Coca-Cola and for John Smith's bitter. The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and Foghat have also recorded the song. Etta's version was a surprise Top 10 UK hit in 1995. Drug-related and romantic problems interfered with her career, but James managed to maintain a career throughout the latter half of the 20th century.[4] Later in life, James struggled with obesity. She reached more than 400 pounds, experienced mobility and knee problems, and often needed a wheelchair. In 2003, James underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost over 200 pounds.[5] James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.[6] She was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001. Her pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In 2003 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked her #62 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[7] She is still touring in 2006. James won three Grammys: best jazz vocal performance (for Mystery Lady in 1994), Best Contempory Blues album (for Let's Roll in 2003) and Best Traditional Blues album (for Blues to the Bone in 2004).[8] A new album was also released in 2006 called All the Way, which was released by RCA Records.
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Discography

Singles

Year Single U.S. R&B U.S. Album
1955 "The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)" #1 - Good Rockin' Mama
1955 "Good Rockin' Daddy" #6 - Good Rockin' Mama
1960 "All I Could Do Was Cry" #2 #33 At Last!
1960 "If I Can't Have You" (with Harvey Fuqua) #6 #52 At Last!
1960 "My Dearest Darling" #5 #34 At Last!
1960 "Spoonful" (with Harvey Fuqua) #12 #78 At Last!
1961 "At Last" #2 #47 At Last!
1961 "Trust In Me" #4 #30 At Last!
1961 "Fool That I Am" #14 #50 The Second Time Around
1961 "Don't Cry Baby" #6 #39 The Second Time Around
1961 "Dream" - #55 The Second Time Around
1961 "Too Soon to Know" - #54 The Second Time Around
1962 "Something's Got a Hold on Me" #4 #37 Etta James Rocks the House
1962 "Stop the Wedding" #6 #34 Her Greatest Sides
1962 "Next Door to the Blues" #13 #71 The Essential Etta James
1963 "Payback" - #78 The Chess Box
1963 "Pushover" #7 #25 Her Greatest Sides
1963 "Two Sides (To Every Story)" n/a #63 The Chess Box
1964 "Baby What You Want Me to Do" n/a #82 Etta James Rocks the House
1964 "Loving You More Every Day" n/a #65 The Essential Etta James
1966 "In The Basement - Part 1" (with Sugar Pie DeSanto) #97 - The Essential Etta James
1967 "I Prefer You" #42 - The Essential Etta James
1967 "Tell Mama" #10 #23 Tell Mama
1968 "Security" #11 #35 Tell Mama
1968 "I Got You Babe" #32 #69 Tell Mama: The Complete Musical Sessions
1969 "Almost Persuaded" #32 #79 The Essential Etta James
1970 "Losers Weepers - Part 1" #26 #94 The Essential Etta James
1972 "I Found A Love" #31 - The Chess Box
1973 "All the Way Down" #29 - The Essential Etta James
1974 "Leave Your Hat On" #76 - Etta Is Betta Than Evah
1974 "Out on the Street, Again" #84 - Come a Little Closer
1976 "Jump Into Love" #92 - Etta is Betta Than Evah
1978 "Piece of My Heart" #93 - Deep In the Night

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See also: 1959 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army February 6 - Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1959 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army February 6 - Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. ... Harvey Fuqua, born July 27, 1929 in Louisville, Kentucky is an African-American soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and record label executive. ... At Last! is a 1961 album by Etta James, and the first LP release for the blues singer. ... See also: 1959 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army February 6 - Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1959 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army February 6 - Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. ... Spoonful is a song by Willie Dixon from his 1960 album I Am the Blues. ... Harvey Fuqua, born July 27, 1929 in Louisville, Kentucky is an African-American soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and record label executive. ... 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The Second Time Around is a 1961 album by Etta James, and the second LP release for the blues singer. ... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... Dream (sometimes referred to as Dream (When Youre Feeling Blue)) is a jazz and pop standard written by Johnny Mercer in 1944 and performed by many artists. ... 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See also: 1962 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, Love Me Do. January 4 - At Cortina dAmpezzo... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... // January 3 - Hullabaloo shows promotional videos of The Beatles songs Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out. January 8 - Shindig! airs for the last time on ABC, with musical guests the Kinks and the Who January 14 - Young singer David Jones changes his last name to Bowie to avoid... Sugar Pie DeSanto is the name of a popular rhythm and blues songstress of the 1950s and 1960s. ... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... Tell Mama is a 1968 album by Etta James, and the eighth LP release for the blues singer. ... // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... See also: other events of 1972 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties... See also: 1970s in music. ... // January - The Ramones form. ... // January - The Ramones form. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: 1970s in music. ...

Selected Albums

Year Album US R&B Albums US Pop Albums Top Blues Albums
1961 At Last! - #68 -
1961 The Second Time Around - - -
1963 Etta James Top Ten - #117 -
1964 Etta James Rocks the House - #96 -
1968 Tell Mama #21 #82 -
1973 Etta James #41 #154 -
1974 Come a Little Closer #47 - -
1994 Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday - - - 1
1995 Time After Time - - - 2
1997 Her Best - - #13
1997 Love's Been Rough on Me - - #6
1998 12 Songs of Christmas - - #5
1998 Life, Love and the Blues - - #3
1999 The Best of Etta James: 20th Century Masters - - #3
1999 The Heart of a Woman - - #4
2000 Matriarch of the Blues - - #2
2001 Blue Gardenia - - - 3
2001 Love Songs - - #2
2002 Burnin' Down the House - - #1
2003 Let's Roll - #195 #1
2004 Blues to the Bone - - #4
2006 The Definitive Collection - - #1
2006 All the Way - - -

1: Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday reached #2 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.
2: Time After Time reached #5 on Top Jazz Albums.
3: Blue Gardenia reached #1 on Top Jazz Albums.
For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... At Last! is a 1961 album by Etta James, and the first LP release for the blues singer. ... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... The Second Time Around is a 1961 album by Etta James, and the second LP release for the blues singer. ... See also: 1962 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, Love Me Do. January 4 - At Cortina dAmpezzo... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... Etta James Rocks The House is a 1964 (see 1964 in music) live album by American R&B singer Etta James. ... // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... Tell Mama is a 1968 album by Etta James, and the eighth LP release for the blues singer. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... // January - The Ramones form. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day was an American singer widely considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 2000s in music. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... All The Way is a 2006 (see 2006 in music) album recorded by American R&B singer Etta James. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Etta James at All Music Guide
  2. ^ Template:Cite book Today Etta has a trouble some personality which may have resulted from her past habits.
  3. ^ Etta James biograph. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  4. ^ Etta James - inductee. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  5. ^ At last! Etta James loses 200 pounds and finds a new zest for life. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  6. ^ Etta James - inductee. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  7. ^ The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  8. ^ http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/Winners/Results.aspx?title=&winner=etta%20james&year=0&genreID=0&hp=1

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

The Chicago Blues Festival is an annual event that features four days of performances by top-tier blues musicians, both old favorites and the up-and-coming. ...

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