Few female R’n’B stars have enjoyed the kind of consistent acclaim ETTA JAMES has received throughout a career that spans six decades.
This two CD set released at MID-PRICE feature two albums recorded in 1997 and 1998. ‘Love’s Been Rough On Me’ is a terrific latter day album capturing her at the peak of her powers. Particularly stunning is her version of JOHN BERRY’S country hit ‘If I Had Any Pride Left At All’ delivered with real soul. ‘Life, Love, and the Blues’ is slick, funky, and thoroughly commercial, and contains a version of WILLIE DIXON’S ‘Spoonful’. Tracks: LOVE’S BEEN ROUGH ON ME: The Rock, Cry Like A Rainy Day, Love’s Been Rough On Me, Love It Or Leave It Alone, Don’t Touch Me, Hold Me (Just A Little Longer Tonight), If I Had Any Pride Left At All, I Can Give You Everything, I’ve Been Loving You Too Long, Done In The Dark. LIFE, LOVE & THE BLUES: Born Under A Bad Sign, I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby, Here I Am (Come and Take Me), Running Out Of Lies, Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holla), Spoonful, Life, Love & The Blues, Hoochie Coochie Gal, Cheatin’ In The Next Room, If You Want Me To Stay, The Love You Save (May Be Your Own), I’ll Take Care of You.