Monday, January 25, 2010

I Got You Babe - Etta James

It's a shame that Etta James will be best known for her overly commercialized wedding standard "At Last". She's a much more accomplished blues artist and deserves higher acknowledgment beyond the radio dial of the casual golden oldies listener.
 One of my favorite party stompers is her funky 1968 reworking of the Sonny & Cher classic "I Got You Babe". It was recorded during her breakout Chess years and makes the original version completely obsolete. Happy Birthday Etta aka Miss Peaches!


"I Worship The Ground You Walk On" was the accompanying b-side to "I Got You Babe", and another one of her trademark, blues belting stunners.

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