TELL MAMA by ETTA JAMES Vinyl LP BAF18026

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TELL MAMA 
by ETTA JAMES 
Vinyl LP

 

BAF18026


Etta James‘ greatest ever album, and one of the greatest Soul LPs of all time!

Here’s the story. Down in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Atlantic Records‘ Jerry Wexler had fallen out with Rick Hall at FAME studio after an Aretha Franklin session ended with Aretha storming back to New York. Wexler later set up the Muscle Shoals session guys in their own studio, Muscle Shoals Sound. Furious at the betrayal, Hall went to see Atlantic’s arch-rival, Chess Records, and persuaded Leonard Chess to bring his top Soul acts to FAME. Between August and December 1967, Chess’ Etta James, recorded her greatest album, ‘Tell Mama’, at FAME.

Etta’s career had faltered, and it took the Muscle Shoals sessions to bring her back. The LP’s title song, Tell Mama, as well as Otis Redding’s Security became Top 40 hits and Top 20 R&B hits for Etta. It was the B-side of Tell Mama that would become the LP’s enduring track, though, I’d Rather Go Blind. This is the original version of a song that has been recorded hundreds of times by artists as diverse as Fleetwood Mac’s Christine Perfect, Rod Stewart, Paolo Nutini, Mick Hucknall, and the Allman Brothers.



  •   Original stereo version, re-mastered from the original tapes!

  •   DMM disc cutting by Günther Pauler, pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl.

  •   Contains the hits Tell Mama and Security!

  •   Also contains the original version of the blues classic I’d Rather Go Blind!

  •   Recorded with the Muscle Shoals session guys at FAME studio!

  •   Unavailable on vinyl for over 40 years!

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TRACK LISTING

SIDE ONE

  1. Tell Mama

  2. 2. I'd Rather Go Blind

  3. Watch Dog

  4. The Love Of My Man

  5. I'm Gonna Take What He's Got

  6. The Same Rope

SIDE TWO
7. Security
8. Steal Away
9. My Mother-In-Law
10. Don't Lose Your Good Thing 11. It Hurts Me So Much
12. Just A Little Bit