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The Chess Box: Etta James


Download links and information about The Chess Box: Etta James by Etta James. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues genres. It contains 72 tracks with total duration of 03:48:42 minutes.

Artist: Etta James
Release date: 2000
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues
Tracks: 72
Duration: 03:48:42
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No. Title Length
1. All I Could Do Was Cry (Single Version) 2:57
2. My Dearest Darling (Single Version) 3:04
3. If I Can't Have You (Single Version) (featuring Harvey Fuqua) 3:01
4. I Just Want to Make Love to You (Single Version) 3:08
5. Anything to Say You're Mine (Single Version) 2:37
6. In My Diary 2:37
7. Spoonful (Single Version) (featuring Harvey Fuqua) 2:49
8. A Sunday Kind of Love (Single Version) 3:18
9. At Last (Single Version) 3:02
10. Stormy Weather 3:10
11. Trust in Me (Single Version) 3:01
12. Don't Cry Baby (Single Version) 2:27
13. Fool That I Am (Single Version) 2:59
14. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) 3:29
15. Waiting for Charlie (To Come Home) [Single Version] 2:08
16. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2:28
17. Next Door to the Blues (Single Version) 2:51
18. I Don't Want It (2000 Box Set Version) 2:20
19. Something's Got a Hold on Me (Single Version) 2:50
20. Stop the Wedding (Single Version) 2:53
21. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) 4:01
22. You Got Me (Where You Want Me) [2000 Box Set Version] 2:53
23. I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You) 3:27
24. Prisoner of Love 2:15
25. Pushover (Single Version) 2:57
26. Be Honest with Me (Single Version) 3:05
27. Would It Make Any Difference to You (Single Version) 2:39
28. Look Who's Blue (Single Version) 2:26
29. Pay Back (Single Version) 2:40
30. Two Sides (To Every Story) [Single Version] 3:03
31. At Last (Live 1963/New Era Club) 3:12
32. Baby What You Want Me to Do (Live 1963/New Era Club) 4:18
33. Lovin' You More Every Day (Single Version) 3:22
34. I Wish Someone Would Care 2:37
35. Bobby Is His Name (Single Version) 3:31
36. Only Time Will Tell (Single Version) 3:23
37. (I Don't Need Nobody to Tell Me) How to Treat My Man (2000 Box Set Version) 3:03
38. In the Basement, Pt. 1 (Single Version) 2:23
39. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can He Be?) [1995 These Foolish Things Version] 3:54
40. Do I Make Myself Clear (Single Version) 3:00
41. I Prefer You (Single Version) 3:05
42. It Must Be Your Love (Single Version) 2:59
43. 842-3089 (Call My Name) [Single Version] 3:01
44. I'd Rather Go Blind (Single Version) 2:35
45. Tell Mama (Single Version) 2:23
46. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (1993 Essential Etta Version) 3:00
47. Security (Single Version) 2:30
48. I Worship the Ground You Walk on (Single Version) 2:26
49. You Took It (2000 Box Set Version) 2:38
50. Almost Persuaded (Single Version) 3:22
51. You Got It (Single Version) 2:26
52. Light My Fire (2000 Box Set Version) 2:51
53. Slow and Easy (2000 Box Set Version) 3:20
54. The Soul of a Man (2000 Box Set Version) 3:15
55. Miss Pitiful (Single Version) 2:24
56. Losers Weepers, Pt. 1 (Single Version) 3:02
57. I Found a Love (Single Version) 3:28
58. W.O.M.A.N. (Single Version) 3:17
59. Never My Love (2000 Box Set Version) 3:52
60. I Never Meant to Love Him (1993 Essential Etta Version) 3:52
61. You Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (2000 Box Set Version) 6:11
62. Sail Away 4:00
63. Down so Low 3:42
64. All the Way Down (Single Version) 5:35
65. God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) 3:39
66. Feelin' Uneasy (Single Version) 2:49
67. St. Louis Blues 4:32
68. Let's Burn Down the Cornfield 3:46
69. Gonna Have Some Fun Tonight 4:04
70. Sookie Sookie 3:11
71. Out On the Street Again 4:21
72. Lovin' Arms (Single Version) 3:48



Etta James is one of the towering figures of the blues, the foremost female blues vocalist of the second half of the 20th century, and the foundation of her legacy is her recordings for Chess Records in the '60s. Despite her reputation and enduring popularity, Etta didn't receive a box set retrospective between 1988 and 1990, the time when Chess was honoring such heavyweights as Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Bo Diddley, and Willie Dixon with multi-disc retrospectives. They eased away from box sets during the '90s, only issuing a comprehensive double-disc Little Walter set early in the decade, but they finally returned to the sets in 2000 with a long-overdue Chess Box for Etta James. Like before, when they assembled terrific sets on Berry and Waters, they got it right. Collectors may find a favorite side missing, but the great majority of her best work for Argo, Cadet, and Chess is here. Although there are a handful of unreleased tracks, the point behind this set is to provide a thorough overview of the most pivotal years in James' career, and on that level, it succeeds tremendously. Like many career-spanning sets, it does dip slightly in quality on the last disc, but not enough to make this anything less than an essential addition to a thorough blues library, since even on the lesser material, she sounds terrific. As a matter of fact, it's rather astonishing how strong all these recordings are, from her terrific vocals to the songs themselves. It's a shame it didn't come out with the first round of Chess Boxes, but it was worth the wait.