Being that her career has flowed through R&B, soul, blues, pop and jazz (and one label after another), Etta has not seen anyone try to tackle a truly comprehensive anthology.
Now, we have it: 280 minutes of her finest Modern, Argo, Chess, Warner Bros., Fantasy, Island, Private Music and RCA Victor recordings from 1955 to 2008! At the tail end of that time frame: her unissued recording of Rodney Crowell's Ashes by Now.
From the top: her first Top 10, the Wallflower, and a heap of hits and key album cuts: Good Rockin' Daddy; All I Could Do Was Cry; If I Can't Have You; My Dearest Darling; at Last; Trust in Me; Don't Cry Baby; Something's Got a Hold on Me; Stop the Wedding; Pushover ; tracks from her Grammy-winning Mystery Lady album; unreleased gems; duets with B.B. King, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Harvey Fuqua, Eddie "Clean head" Vinson and more. A 60-page booklet walks you through one of the most storied careers in American music.
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