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Mystery Lady
Etta James
Mystery Lady
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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The real mystery is why it took so long for Etta James to win a Grammy. But this great American vocalist claimed her first statue by paying tribute to another grand singer. James's versions of Billie Holiday-identified tun...  more »

      
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All Artists: Etta James
Title: Mystery Lady
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 8/4/2009
Genres: Blues, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886974909125

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The real mystery is why it took so long for Etta James to win a Grammy. But this great American vocalist claimed her first statue by paying tribute to another grand singer. James's versions of Billie Holiday-identified tunes like "Don't Explain," "You've Changed," "Lover Man," and "The Man I Love" are the best readings of Lady Day's signatures in a generation. Pianist Cedar Walton leads the seven-piece band in spare and graceful arrangements faithful to the mainstream jazz sound of the '40s and '50s, which gives James ample room to exercise her soaring range and deliver a dazzling, seductive, and warm tour de force. --Ted Drozdowski

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Been listening to this one for 12 years
LikeShoesToo | Dearborn, MI | 01/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1995 I jumped into the backseat of a car. This CD was playing. Lady in the front seat asks the driver who was singing. He replies "that's Etta James." She says "Damn, that's Etta? Yeah, that's back when you heard a woman singing and you knew who was doing the singing."

I bought the CD that very night and have been listening to it constantly from that point on. Even if you're not a Billie Holiday fan or for that matter, an Etta James fan, this one is just a must-have. You won't stop listening."