James: "The Genuine Article: The Best Of Etta James"
female R&B stars have enjoyed the kind of consistent
acclaim Etta James has received throughout a career
that's spanned six decades; the celebrated producer
Jerry Wexler once called her "the greatest of all
modern blues singers," and she recorded a number
of enduring hits, including "At Last," "Tell
Mama," "I'd Rather Go Blind," and "All
I Could Do Was Cry."
"James' career went into a slump in the mid-'60s,
but in 1967 she began recording with producer Rick Hall
at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and adopting
a tougher, grittier style, she bounced back onto the
R&B charts with the tunes "Tell Mama"
and "I'd Rather Go Blind." " ~ www.allmusic.com