Rocks The House is the first live album by blues and soul singer Etta James. It was recorded in September 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, Tennessee.
I find that some of her later recordings were drowned in strings but here you get to listen to a young, raucous Etta James backed by a small R&B band in an intimate club.
Etta James Rocks The House
- Something’s Gotta Hold on Me – 5:02
- Baby What You Want Me to Do – 4:14
- What’d I Say – 3:15
- Money (That’s What I Want) – 3:22
- Seven Day Fool – 4:20
- Sweet Little Angel – 4:14
- Ooh Poo Pah Doo – 4:04
- Woke Up This Morning – 3:38
- Ain’t That Loving You Baby – 2:51
- All I Could Do Was Cry – 3:21
- I Just Want to Make Love to You – 3:40
It’s a short live album but it’s already been extended when it came to CD. Tracks 9 to 11 weren’t on the original LP.
The group performing and backing Etta James emotional singing are:
David T. Walker – guitar
Marion Wright – bass
Freeman Brown – drums
Richard Waters – drums
Vonzell Cooper – organ
Gavrell Cooper – tenor saxophone
I will be writing more.
What Other People Say About Rocks The House
It has been included on the following best live albums lists.
It’s also loved at Amazon.
Buying Etta James Rocks The House
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What Do You Think About Rocks The House?
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