|Time After Time
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|May 9, 1995
|Etta James chronology
Time After Time is the nineteenth studio album by Etta James, released in 1995. 's Top Jazz Albums chart.The album reached a peak position of number five on Billboard
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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."
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."
|"Don't Go to Strangers"
|Redd Evans, Arthur Kent, Dave Mann
|"Teach Me Tonight"
|Sammy Cahn, Gene De Paul
|"Love Is Here To Stay"
|George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
|"The Nearness Of You"
|Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
|"Time After Time"
|Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
|"My Funny Valentine"
|Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
|Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen
|"Fool That I Am"
|"Willow Weep for Me"
|"Ev'rybody's Somebody's Fool"
|Howard Greenfield, Jack Keller
|"Night and Day"
|"Someone To Watch Over Me"
|George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
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