My Greatest Songs (Etta James album)

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My Greatest Songs
Greatest hits album by Etta James
Released 1992
Genre R&B
Label MCA

My Greatest Songs is a R&B album by singer Etta James, released on MCA in 1992.

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophones, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy, as well as triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, economics, and aspirations.

Etta James American singer

Etta James was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind". She faced a number of personal problems, including heroin addiction, severe physical abuse, and incarceration, before making a musical comeback in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.

MCA Records US record label, imprint of MCA Records, Inc.

MCA Records was an American record label owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group, which the label was part of until its dissolution in 2003. The label's country division MCA Nashville is a still active imprint of Universal Music Group Nashville.

Track listing

  1. "Something's Got a Hold On Me" (Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods)
  2. "Sunday Kind of Love" (Anita Leonard, Barbara Belle, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes)
  3. "Pushover" (Billy Davis, Tony Clarke)
  4. "Miss Pitiful" (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper)
  5. "Trust in Me" (Jean Schwartz, Milton Ager, Ned Wever)
  6. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) (Duet with Harvey Fuqua)
  7. "Tell Mama" (Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel, Wilbur Terrell)
  8. "At Last" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
  9. "Payback" (Billy Davis)
  10. "Security" (Margaret Wessen, Otis Redding)
  11. "I'd Rather Go Blind" (Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan)
  12. "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Willie Dixon)
  13. "Stop the Wedding" (Freddy Johnson, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods)
  14. "Two Sides (To Every Story)" (Robert West, Willie Schofield, Wilson Pickett)
  15. "I Found Love" (Curtis Mayfield)
  16. "It's All Right"

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