Inspired by Richard Williams‘s article Etta James: 10 classic performances in The Guardian, I checked out some of Etta’s songs. I’d discovered her music previously via the northern soul angle though I wasn’t familiar with her work in the country, Memphis or southern soul styles. So, Richard’s selection was refreshing and brought some new sounds to my ears, which is always welcome. Good for the soul you might say.
Here’s a playlist of the ten tracks selected by Richard Williams.
- Let’s Burn Down The Cornfield
- Almost Persuaded
- Damn Your Eyes
- I’d Rather Go Blind
- Misty Blue
- If I Can’t Have You
- Lovin’ Arms
- I Worship The Ground You Walk On
- In The Evening