Her Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

Her Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

by Etta JamesEtta James


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While several best-ofs from Etta James' Chess period have been available over the years -- with the two-disc, 44-track Essential Etta James at the top of the list in giving the big picture -- this 20-track collection sweats that bigger picture down to bare essentials. For those wishing to finally sample Etta's classic period at Chess without opening the wallet for box set expense, this single-disc retrospective will fill the bill quite nicely. Featuring 20 of the tracks that appear on the double-disc Essential anthology without anything literally essential left off, this scintillating little disc now officially becomes the one-stop, first-time purchase in connecting with the emotional greatness inherent in Etta's siren song. There's plenty more after this to discover, but this is absolutely where you start.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/1997
Label: Mca Uk
UPC: 0076732936726
catalogNumber: 9367

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta James   Primary Artist,Vocals
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Guitar
Sugar Pie DeSanto   Track Performer
John Young   Piano
King Errisson   Conga
Chuck Rainey   Bass
David T. Walker   Guitar
George Davis   Piano
Carl Banks   Organ
Barry Beckett   Organ
Reggie Boyd   Bass
Freeman Brown   Drums
Charles Chalmers   Saxophone
Duncan   Drums
Harvey Fuqua   Track Performer
Riley Hampton   Conductor
David Hood   Bass,Electric Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Albert Lowe   Guitar
Ken Marco   Guitar
Gene Miller   Trumpet
James Mitchell   Saxophone
Floyd Newman   Saxophone
Aaron Varnell   Saxophone
Richard Waters   Drums
William D. "Smitty" Smith   Keyboards
Roger Dawkins   Drums
Dewey Oldham   Organ,Piano
Kenny Rice   Drums
Marion Wright   Bass
Gavrell Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Vonzell Cooper   Organ

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Clarence Carter   Composer
Pastor Billy Davis   Composer
Ralph Bass   Producer
Tony Clarke   Composer
Marcus Daniel   Composer
Bill Foster   Composer
Gwen Fuqua   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Rick Hall   Producer
Riley Hampton   Arranger
Andy McKaie   Producer
Gabriel Mekler   Producer
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes
Raynard Miner   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Erick Labson   Contributor
Billy Davis   Composer,Producer
Anita Leonard   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Barbara Belle   Composer
Wilbur Terrell   Composer
Ellington Jordan   Composer
Carl Williams Smith   Composer

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