Os Favoritos dos Sousa : Tributo Especial: Etta James

Morreu ontem uma das grandes divas do blues,  Etta James ( Jamesetta Hawkins; 25 de janeiro, 1938 – 20 janeiro, 2012), com certeza uma das favoritas dos Sousa.  Etta trafegou por uma grande variedade de gêneros musicais, como o  blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel e jazz. Ela iniciou sua carreira nos anos 1950, e chegou ao sucesso e à fama com hits como “Dance With Me, Henry”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, e “I’d Rather Go Blind” .Etta, ao longo da vida enfrentou inúmeros problemas pessoais, inclusive o vício pelas drogas, tendo retomado a carreira apenas no final dos anos 1980s com o album, The Seven Year Itch.

Ela é tida como a responsável por fazer a ponte entre o rhythm and blues e o rock and roll, tendo sido ganhadora de seis Grammys ed 17 Blues Music Awards. Ela foi indicada para o Rock & Roll Hall of Fame em 1993, e para o  Blues Hall of Fame em 2001, e para o Grammy Hall of Fame em 1999 e 2008. A revista Rolling Stone ranqueou James como nº 22 na sua lista das  100 Greatest Singers of All Time e nº 62 na lista de 100 Greatest Artists. (Wikipedia)




Studio Albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Blues US Jazz
1961 At Last! 68
The Second Time Around
1962 Etta James Sings for Lovers
1963 Etta James Top Ten 117
1965 The Queen of Soul
1966 Call My Name
1968 Tell Mama 82 21
1970 Etta James Sings Funk
1971 Losers Weepers
1973 Only a Fool 154 41
1974 Come a Little Closer 47
1976 Etta Is Betta Than Evvah!
1978 Deep in the Night
1980 Changes
1989 Seven Year Itch
1990 Stickin’ to My Guns
1992 The Right Time
1994 Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday 2
1995 Time After Time 5
1997 Love’s Been Rough on Me 6
1998 Life, Love & the Blues 3
1998 12 Songs of Christmas 5
1999 Heart of a Woman 4
2000 Matriarch of the Blues 2
2001 Blue Gardenia 1
2003 Let’s Roll 1
2004 Blues to the Bone 4
2006 All the Way
2011 The Dreamer 56 4
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

 Live albums

Year Album details

US Blues

1964 Etta James Rocks the House 96
1982 Etta, Red-Hot & Live
1986 Jazzvisions: Jump The Blues Away
2002 Burnin’ Down the House: Live at the House of Blues 1
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums

Year Album deta ils Chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Blues

US Jazz
1987 Early Show, Vol. 1: Blues in the Night 10
1992 My Greatest Songs
1997 Her Best 13
1999 20th Century Masters: The Mille nium Collection 3
  • US: Gold
2000 The Chess Box
2001 Love Songs 2
2006 The Definitive Collection 1
2007 Gold
2011 Who’s Blue?: Rare Chess Recordings of the 60s and 70s
“—” denotes releases that did not chart .


Year Song Chart positions Album



1955 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” 1 Etta James
“Hey Henry”
“Good Rockin’ Daddy” 6
1956 “Number One” Etta James Sings
“Shortin’ Bread Rock”
“Tough Lover”
“Good Lookin'”
1957 “The Pick-Up”
“Come What May”
1958 “Sunshine of Love”
1959 “I Hope You’re Satisfied” (with Harvey Fuqua)
1960 “If I Can’t Have You” (with Harvey Fuqua) 52 6 At Last!
“Spoonful” (with Harvey Fuqua) 78 12
“All I Could Do Was Cry” 33 2
“My Dearest Darling” 34 5
1961 “At Last” 47 2
“Trust in Me” 30 4
“Fool That I Am” 50 14 The Second Time Around
“Don’t Cry Baby” 39 6
“Seven Day Fool” 95
1962 “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” 37 4 Etta James Top Ten
“Stop the Wedding” 34 6
“Fools Rush In” 87 Etta James Sings for Lovers
“Would It Make Any Difference to You” 64 Etta James Top Ten
1963 “Pushover” 25 7
“Pay Back” 78 non-album singles
“Two Sides (To Every Stor y)”[A] 63
1964 “Baby What You Want Me to Do” 82 35 The Queen of Soul
“Loving You More Every Day” 65 7
“Breaking Point”
“Bobby Is His Name”
1966 “Only Time Will Tell” non-album single
1967 “I Prefer You” 42 Call My Name
“Don’t Pick Me for Your Fool”
“Call My Name”
“Tell Mama” 23 10 Tell Mama
1968 “Security” 35 11
“I Got You Babe” 69 32 46 non-album singles
“You Got It” 113
1969 “Almost Persuaded” 79 32 71
“Miss Pitiful”
“Tighten Up Your Own Thing” Etta James Sings Funk
1970 “Sound of Love”
“Losers, Weepers (Part 1)” 94 26 Losers, Weepers
“Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing”
1971 “Take Out Some Insurance”
1972 “I Found a Love” 108 31 non-album single
1973 “All the Way Down” 101 29 Only a Fool
1974 “You Can Leave Your Hat On” 76
“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
“Sugar on the Floor”
1980 “Mean Mother” Changes
1996 “I Just Want to Make Love to You”[B] The Genuine Article: The Best of Etta James
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Collaborations with Sugar Pie DeSanto

Year Song Chart positions Album


1965 “Do I Make Myself Clear” 96 non-album singles
1966 “In the Basement (Part 1)” 97 37
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Song Chart positions A-Side Single


1961 “Dream” 55 “The Second Time Around”
“A Sunday Kind of Love” “Don’t Cry Baby”
“It’s Too Soon to Know” 54 “Seven Day Fool”
1962 “Next Door to the Blues” 71 13 “Fools Rush In”
1963 “How Do You Speak To An Angel” 109 “Would It Make Any Difference To You”
“I Worry ‘Bout You” 118 “Two Sides (To Every Story)”
1967 “I’d Rather Go Blind” “Tell Mama”
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Other appearances

Year Song Album
1962 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Alan Freed’s Top 15
1985 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Back to the Future (soundtrack)
1989 “At Last” Rain Man (soundtrack)
1992 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Sister Act (soundtrack)
1993 “There’s Something on Your Mind” (with B.B. King) Blues Summit
“Mockingbird” (with Taj Mahal) Dancing the Blues
1995 “At Last” Father of the Bride Part II (soundtrack)
“At Last” How to Make an American Quilt (soundtrack)
“Take Me to the River” (with Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love) The Memphis Horns with Special Guests
1996 “It’s a Small World”/”When You Wish Upon a Star Medley” Disney’s Music from the Park
1997 “At Last” Mad About You (soundtrack)
1998 “At Last” Kissing a Fool (soundtrack)
“At Last” Living Out Loud (soundtrack)
“The Man I Love” Melrose Place Jazz: Upstairs at MP
“At Last” Pleasantville (soundtrack)
“Next Door to the Blues” Space Bunnies Must Die! (soundtrack)
1999 “Etta’s Blues” (with Etta Jones) Ain’t She Sweet: Save Your Love for Me/I’ll Be Seeing You
2000 “In the Basement (Part 1)” The Hurricane (soundtrack)
“The Nearness of You” Music from the TV Series Frasier
2001 “Only Time Will Tell” Angel Eyes (soundtrack)
“Gotta Serve Somebody” The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2: May Your Song Always Be Sung
2002 “Ball ‘n’ Chain” Janis Joplin: This Ain’t No Tribute Series—All Blues’d Up!
“Miss You” (Illicit Remix Edit) Queer as Folk: The Second Season (soundtra ck)
2005 “I’d Rather Go Blind” (with Dr. John) Night of Blistering Blues
“Something’s Got a Hold on Me” (with B. B. King)
“In the Midnight Hour” (with Paul Butterfield, B.B. King, Chaka Khan,
Gladys Knight, Billy Ocean, and Stevie Ray Vaughan)
“Ain’t Nobody’s Business” (with Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight)
“Take My Hand, Precious Lord” (with Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight)

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