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Etta James Sings Funk

LP (Item 4390) Cadet, 1969 — Condition: Used
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Etta James has sung plenty of styles over the years – R&B in the 50s, soul in the 60s, even a touch of jazz during her years at Chess – but this smoking set has Etta singing funk in a mighty bold way – turning her hard soul style towards some super-sharp grooves! The album's a treasure in the best funky blues tradition of late 60s Chess work by artists like Muddy Waters or Howlin Wolf – and the session was unusually recorded in LA, with arrangements by Gene Barge and Rene Hall – who balance out the sound nicely. Etta's vocals are right up top the whole way through – and there's a few mellower ballads that have a hard-burning, deep soul feel. Titles include "The Man I Love", "Sound Of Love", "Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing", "Your Replacement", and "Tighten Up Your Own Thing". (Original blue label 60s pressing. Vinyl has stubborn residue on Side 1 that plays with noise. Cover is stained on the bottom 4 inches, heavy on back.)  © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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