This Just In: Etta James Rocks The House!

This is one of my top 10 favorite records of all time – and that’s saying a lot, considering how picky I am about live albums. In fact, it might just be one of the greatest live albums of all time in general, personal bias aside. Yeah, yeah, everyone knows the studio Etta James recordings well, and we’ve all heard “At Last” at a million weddings. But the Etta from Rocks The House is who you’d really want singing at your wedding. No boring slow dancing here! Her take on “What’d I Say” is so raw, beckoning a call-and-response interaction from the live audience and the listener – you won’t be able to fight off that sing-along urge. Like me, you might even prefer her performance to various Ray Charles versions (blasphemy?!?). Recorded in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, and reissued by Jackpot Records on blue vinyl with 3 bonus tracks, “James is captured at her performance peak. The foundation for her reputation as a fiery no-holds-barred performer, are firmly established in this recording.” This is the real deal! Buy it now and have a freakin’ dance party ASAP!

Etta James – Rocks The House LP:
Listen: “What’d I Say”

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