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Love Songs Best of


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  • Audio CD (Jan. 23 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000056PPZ
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,172 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. At Last
2. A Sunday Kind Of Love
3. My Dearest Darling
4. Trust In Me
5. If I Can't Have You
6. How Do You Speak To An Angel?
7. Someone To Watch Over Me
8. Again
9. I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You)
10. Lovin' Arms
11. Lovin' You More Every Day
12. The Love Of My Man
13. It Must Be Your Love
14. Never My Love

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She's no stranger to the towering highs and lows of the heart, and Etta James's soaring, gospel-tinged pipes match up well with the rigors of unabashed bliss. Happily, the good people at Chess Records recognize this, and they have thoughtfully collected some of the best examples into one tidy record. Kicking off with her classic treatment of "At Last," the collection moves through the lilting strings of "My Dearest Darling" on into the expressive tones of "I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You)" with grace and emotional candor. James can be simultaneously tender and deeply honest and her ability to express the desperate joy that is the soul of love remains one of life's marvelous pleasures. --Matthew Cooke

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diana Watts on June 29 2003
Format: Audio CD
Buy it. Don't even hesitate. Every song is great,
the best. "At Last" gave me chills in 1958 as a young
teenager falling in love for the first time. Now, over
40 years later, I'm still getting chills every time I
listen to it. "How Do You Speak To An Angel" and "Again"
are two more that I have discovered and move me beyond
words. I love this CD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By louis medina on Feb. 6 2001
Format: Audio CD
This title just aptly describes the sheer brilliance of Miss Etta James.'' Queen of Soul '' also can be applied to the greatest singer since Mahalia Jackson, a gteat collection of torch and love songs encompassing the early sixties to early seventies.These Chess recordings were done during the turbalent years of drug addiction and a time when other artists were selling out to popular music, Etta always stayed true to her roots and the heartache she bared.Unlike Billie Holliday , Etta James vocal artistry and range never seemed to suffer through her waning drug habit,her deep melodic gospel tinged voice,bared her feelings as any lowdown blues mama could!Etta is definetly in a league of her own,as Martin Luther King once said about Mahalia Jackson,''A voice like this comes once in a millineum''! I personally would like to convey my own quote ''God blessed the Heavens with a voice like Etta''
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Etta James' big, brassy and bold voice sings some great love songs in this bluesy, R & B collection, starting with her 1961 hit of the Warren/Gordon "At Last", which is one of the standouts. Others include another hit from 1961, "Trust in Me", and an earthy, scrumptious duet with Harvey Fuqua (lead and founder of the Moonglows), "If I Can't Have You". I also like her take on the Gershwin brothers' "Someone to Watch Over Me", with Ira's terrific lyrics; I always appreciate his split phrases, like "Although he may not be the man some / girls think of as handsome"
With the exception of "Lovin' Arms" which was recorded in 1974, and the cover of The Association's "Never My Love" (1973), these recordings are from the '60s, but Etta is a classic singer, and never sounds dated. Digitally remastered, they did a good job of the audio quality, with crisp highs and nice depth. there are no liner notes in the foldout insert which only includes a song list, and the total time is 45'48.
Fondly known as Miss Peaches, one wonders if Etta's huge voice, with it's powerful, slightly abrasive top notes, would have become more famous had she not been shadowed and hindered by personal problems; Etta is a major song stylist, appealing to listeners of jazz, R & B, soul, and blues, and this is a fine compilation for fans of this splendid artist.
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By Armando M. Mesa on Aug. 11 2002
Format: Audio CD
Etta is pure, raw, vocal sensuality ! All my years of collecting various recordings by artists of various genres did I imagine I would every buy an Etta cd. Why ? Probably because I had been living under a rock. This woman is incredible to say the least. She is in that same category with the real divas of blues, jazz, soul, and yes, even some pop like Aretha Franklin,Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Patti Austin. This collection hihglights her more popular bluesy jazz-like ballads of the 60's without ever turning into calculated elevator mush muzak. She makes a ballad sound sultry and sexy without making it become a melodramatic fluff piece;Songs like the classic At Last and A Sunday Kind Of Love prove this. Buyers should not be put off by the Love Songs title (there is absolutely no slowed down mush here). There is so much strength, energy, and vitality to her songstress approach. Etta James is the last century's and this one's most easily accessible and awe-inspiring female vocalists without a doubt. While I am not a die hard James fan since I just recently discovered this gem I can understand why she would be or is an inspiration to so many musical artists. After hearing this collection I am a fan now. Most definitely I will be pursuing her other recordings in the very near future !...Love Songs is an amazing start for my Etta James collection !
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If I could have bought it for only one song, it would be "At Last." I've heard it all of my life. I've heard the voice all of my life. I've known the song all of my life... but Etta James, until recently, has been that mysterious and familiar voice whose identity is not mine to know.
I accidentally pushed the wrong button on a bar-room jukebox and heard the song... AGAIN. The luxury of this accident afforded me the privilege of knowing just who this mysterious voice is and I shall admit that AT LAST I know, and it pleases me.
James has this silky, nonchalant voice that sings of love and sometimes heartache. The music would be the best medicine for dear listener who requires sad love songs for the misery-loves-company-of-the-broken-hearted or the very same song for the couple in love. It is versatile entertainment, and very much enjoyable for just the right audience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD on Feb. 25 2001
Format: Audio CD
Etta James is one of the Greatest Vocalists Ever!this set highlights that&more.She has so much spirit&vibe.this is a solid collection of Her many Great songs.i have listen to Her for so long.Her Vocals have so much Depth&Feeling.this is a must.
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