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Blues to the Bone
Etta James
Blues to the Bone
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Etta James
Title: Blues to the Bone
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Victor
Release Date: 6/8/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Vocal Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 828766064421


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Gail Cooke | TX, USA | 06/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The legendary Etta James has said that she was inspired to record this album after seeing the PBS TV series "The Blues" produced by Martin Scorcese. Referring to the series James said, "What I found was so full of what life is about: being born and dying; joy and sorrow; salvation and sin......As I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn't have the nerve. So I thought it was about time to show them what these songs might sound like coming from a whole different point of view." Surely can't comment on the differences between points of view but I can say this is one terrific album - a must-have for blues aficionados. "Honey Don't Tear My Clothes" is unbelievable, as is "Don't Start Me Talking." Featured on the album are James's sons Donto James and Sametto James; guitarists Josh Sklair and Bobby Murray plus harmonica player John "Juke" Logan. Liner notes are by Martin Scorcese. This one's a keeper! - Gail Cooke"
CLASSIC!! A jewel in her crown & the best of her recent work
C. Heinrich | Oyster Bay, NY USA | 10/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Etta has recorded a lot this past decade. She has released more new albums than anyone I can think of. And this woman is in her sixties! Some people moan about her more recent work because she doesn't have that growl that she used to have (that's why I refer to this as part of her "recent" work--there are two major styles of Etta). Anyway, Etta has done some great things this past decade. Never a weak track, but some are always better than others. But not the aptly titled "Blues To The Bone".

This album is 100% KILLER material.

Really, this is one of the best modern blues albums I have heard. She may not growl, but she does soar. Listen to her sing "The Sky Is Cryin'" on this album. She even howls on "Smokestack Lightin'"--the Wolf is smiling in his grave. She still has it, and she can do it better than anyone today.

Now all of the credit does not go to her, of course. She does have a terrific band here. Her sons are still mainstays, and they are very well produced.

This is traditional blues at its best. She could release 10 of these albums every year, and I wouldn't get bored or less interested for a second.

KEEP IT UP ETTA! We need you more than you know."
Love Etta and love blues to the bone
C. Heinrich | 06/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is awesome. Everytime she comes out with a cd I think that it's the best she can do and then comes a new one that is even better. I love her voice, I love her style and I love seeing this woman in concert. These songs rock and Little Red Rooster is awesome. I love her jazz stuff too, but when she does a blues cd (like this one) it blows me away. Get this cd and rock out!"