Etta James Etta James 180g LP (Mono)
Etta James Etta James 180g LP (Mono)
Genre: Jazz
Label: Pure Pleasure
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Etta James Etta James 180g LP (Mono)

Etta James

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SKU:
PPRLP5360
UPC:
5060149621714
180 Gram Vinyl! One of the Most Fabulous and Respected Figures in the History of R&B Music! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

Etta James' self-titled album contains the song "Dance With Me Henry" which she co-wrote along with Johnny Otis and Hank Ballard as an answer song to the Hank Ballard tune "Work With me Annie". The song is also known as "The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)" or "Roll With Me Henry". The 1955 song was covered for the pop market by Georgia Gibbs titled as "Dance With Me Henry". In 2008, Etta James received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for her 1955 recording of the song.

Etta James is one of the most fabulous and respected figures in the history of R&B music. Here are some of Miss Peaches’ legendary pre-Chess recordings including the first session, cut on Thanksgiving Eve 1954, when she was just 16, which yielded “Roll With Me, Henry”.

"Jean Mitchell and her sister Abbysinia came from New Orleans and were Creole-looking people," wrote our subject in her autobiography. "Jean was my age; Abbye was eight or nine years older. Jean and I started singing together. Soon Abbye joined in and, just like that, we became the Creolettes. We were project girls imitating the young rhythm and blues of the time. Mainly, though, we were intrigued with vocal harmony. We developed a tight three-way blend, imitating groups like the Spaniels, the Swallows, the Chords and the Spiders. One afternoon the Creolettes were singing at a record hop when who should show up but Hank Ballard and his superfine Midnighters. We were thrilled. When they heard us sing, they said something encouraging and, man, that’s all we needed to hear. When they sang "Work With Me, Annie", the place went wild. Next day the song was still on my mind. Answer songs were big back then, and then it occurred to me – why not answer Hank’s hit? I liked doing spunky shit. So I wrote "Roll With Me, Henry", a pushy little jiveass reply."

That blockbuster initiation was produced by the fabled Johnny Otis, the hipster also responsible for renaming Ms H and her gal pals Etta James and the Peaches: "The Peaches were pissed because I was getting the glory, but I was even more pissed than the Peaches because Georgia Gibbs came out with her Suzy Creamcheese version. I was happy to have any success, but I was enraged to see Her Nibbs singing the song on the Ed Sullivan Show while I was singing it in some funky dive in Watts." Providing the voice of “Henry” on Etta’s original was Richard Berry, who went on to sing on and write many other songs for her, some of which, like "Good Rockin’ Daddy", also feature back-ups by those fabulous chicks, the Dreamers.

Not only has Etta James made some wonderful records in her illustrious career , she has also authored the brilliant autobiography "Rage To Survive", from which all of the above quotations are borrowed.

Recording: 1954-56 in Los Angeles

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Limited Edition
• Mono
• Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Selections:
Side A:
1. Good Rockin' Daddy
2. Hey Henry
3. Strange Things
4. That's All
5. I'm A Fool
Side B:
1. Dance With Me Henry
2. Do Something Crazy
3. Women
4. My One And Only
5. I Hope Your Satisfied
Description
180 Gram Vinyl! One of the Most Fabulous and Respected Figures in the History of R&B Music! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

Etta James' self-titled album contains the song "Dance With Me Henry" which she co-wrote along with Johnny Otis and Hank Ballard as an answer song to the Hank Ballard tune "Work With me Annie". The song is also known as "The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)" or "Roll With Me Henry". The 1955 song was covered for the pop market by Georgia Gibbs titled as "Dance With Me Henry". In 2008, Etta James received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for her 1955 recording of the song.

Etta James is one of the most fabulous and respected figures in the history of R&B music. Here are some of Miss Peaches’ legendary pre-Chess recordings including the first session, cut on Thanksgiving Eve 1954, when she was just 16, which yielded “Roll With Me, Henry”.

"Jean Mitchell and her sister Abbysinia came from New Orleans and were Creole-looking people," wrote our subject in her autobiography. "Jean was my age; Abbye was eight or nine years older. Jean and I started singing together. Soon Abbye joined in and, just like that, we became the Creolettes. We were project girls imitating the young rhythm and blues of the time. Mainly, though, we were intrigued with vocal harmony. We developed a tight three-way blend, imitating groups like the Spaniels, the Swallows, the Chords and the Spiders. One afternoon the Creolettes were singing at a record hop when who should show up but Hank Ballard and his superfine Midnighters. We were thrilled. When they heard us sing, they said something encouraging and, man, that’s all we needed to hear. When they sang "Work With Me, Annie", the place went wild. Next day the song was still on my mind. Answer songs were big back then, and then it occurred to me – why not answer Hank’s hit? I liked doing spunky shit. So I wrote "Roll With Me, Henry", a pushy little jiveass reply."

That blockbuster initiation was produced by the fabled Johnny Otis, the hipster also responsible for renaming Ms H and her gal pals Etta James and the Peaches: "The Peaches were pissed because I was getting the glory, but I was even more pissed than the Peaches because Georgia Gibbs came out with her Suzy Creamcheese version. I was happy to have any success, but I was enraged to see Her Nibbs singing the song on the Ed Sullivan Show while I was singing it in some funky dive in Watts." Providing the voice of “Henry” on Etta’s original was Richard Berry, who went on to sing on and write many other songs for her, some of which, like "Good Rockin’ Daddy", also feature back-ups by those fabulous chicks, the Dreamers.

Not only has Etta James made some wonderful records in her illustrious career , she has also authored the brilliant autobiography "Rage To Survive", from which all of the above quotations are borrowed.

Recording: 1954-56 in Los Angeles

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Limited Edition
• Mono
• Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Selections:
Side A:
1. Good Rockin' Daddy
2. Hey Henry
3. Strange Things
4. That's All
5. I'm A Fool
Side B:
1. Dance With Me Henry
2. Do Something Crazy
3. Women
4. My One And Only
5. I Hope Your Satisfied
ISBN
PPRLP5360
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Etta James
Title
Etta James
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
Mono
1
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
Creation Date
Release Date
04-25-2013
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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