Time After Time (Etta James album)

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ReleasedMay 9, 1995
Label RCA Victor
Producer John Snyder
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Time After Time is the nineteenth studio album by Etta James, released in 1995. [1] The album reached a peak position of number five on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart. [2]



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In a review for AllMusic, Steve Leggett wrote: "James elegantly delivers her versions of vocal jazz standards... It's all graceful and uptown, and James' singing is hauntingly beautiful." [2]

Allen Howie of Louisville Music News stated: "What's clear is that James has lived with these songs... James brings an earthy elegance to the dozen tunes appearing here. With impeccable arrangements by Walton and a delightfully diverse song selection, Time After Time leaves James' stamp on jazz while proving yet again that her muse is as eclectic as it is enduring." [4]

Track listing

1."Don't Go to Strangers" Redd Evans, Arthur Kent, Dave Mann5:00
2."Teach Me Tonight" Sammy Cahn, Gene De Paul 4:59
3."Love Is Here To Stay" George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin 4:29
4."The Nearness Of You" Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington 6:32
5."Time After Time"Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 4:23
6."My Funny Valentine" Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers 5:46
7."Imagination" Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen 6:52
8."Fool That I Am"Floyd Hunt3:58
9."Willow Weep for Me" Ann Ronell 6:23
10."Ev'rybody's Somebody's Fool" Howard Greenfield, Jack Keller 5:15
11."Night and Day" Cole Porter 4:16
12."Someone To Watch Over Me"George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin6:01


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  2. 1 2 3 4 Leggett, Steve. "Time After Time - Etta James | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic . Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  3. Hoard, Christian David; Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 418.
  4. Howie, Allen (November 1995). "Jazz standards in a smoky alto". Louisville Music News. Retrieved October 9, 2022.