ETTA JAMES LOSERS WEEPERS ULTRA-RARE STILL SEALED ORIGINAL '69 CADET LP CADET
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· ETTA JAMES – LOSERS WEEPERS – ORIGINAL 1970 CADET RECORDS STEREO LP LPS-847
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
*** STILL SEALED GUARANTEED ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING ***
· GUARANTEED ORIGINAL BLUE-FADES-TO-WHITE CADET LABEL WITH “HORSE’S HEAD” LOGO, MID-60’s STYLE ,
· THE THICKNESS OF THE VINYL, THE APPEARANCE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE COVER, LABEL’S LOGO AND OTHER PERIPHERAL ELEMENTS OF THE COVER, ARE ALL PERFECTLY CONSISTENT WITH THE ORIGINAL, FIRST PRESSING OF THIS TITLE.
· TWO “BREATHE” (AIR) HOLES NOTED ON THE SHRINK WRAP
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
· THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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While spiraling out of control physically, emotionally and mentally due to a severe heroin addiction, Etta James kept on singing and recording in that dark period, somehow putting out the 'Etta James Sings Funk' and 'Losers Weepers' LPs in the late 1960s.
The latter was named for the track that gave Etta her first Top 30 R&B entry since "Security" hit in 1967. "Losers Weepers" manages to incorporate a storming-the-gates-of-heaven funk-rock chorus in what is a decisively downhome old-school soul belter. The flip, which landed on the LP as "Weepers", is a fierce continuation of the song, with more emphasis on the gospel side of thangs.
But the entire album, which went almost unnoted at the time of its release in early 1970, brims with stellar performances. There's a driving, Tyrone Davis-styled groove to the blasting opener "Take Out Some Insurance" and a lazy funk vibe emanates from a take on Gene Barge's "I Think It's You".
A little country soul is thrown in with the brilliant mid-tempo ballad "Someone", featuring Etta at her rawest, and she's equally on fire when dabbling in tropical rhythms, as demonstrated on a funky cover of Jackie Edwards' "Look at the Rain" - Etta in a reggae bag before the Staple Singers took off with "I'll Take You There!"
Classic Chicago-styled soul appears in the guise of the delightful strut "You're the Fool", a loping, bottom-heavy groove layered in brass, and Miss James goes for broke on the 6-minute slowburner "Hold Back the Tears".
Unfortunately, a couple of songs sound a tad anachronistic when put next to what is offered here. A snappy take on Duke Ellington's "I Got It Bad" and the supper club crooner "For All We Know", both crisply executed, harken back to some of the more overblown recordings she released in the early '60s.
Nevertheless, the LP ends on a grand schale with "Ease Away a Little Bit at a Time", a soothing mid-tempo soul groove heavy on the bass capped off with another frenzied vocal by Chicago's own queen of Soul. A tremendous album!
(EXCERPT FROM AN ANONYMOUS ONLINE REVIEW)
Recorded in Los Angeles with renowned arranger Gene Barge and veteran Chess producer Ralph Bass (who produced virtually all of her Argo/Cadet sides) at the controls:
1. Take Out Some In$urance 2:58
2. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good 4:30
3. I Think It's You 3:56
4. Someone 3:50
5. Losers Weepers 2:33
6. Weepers 2:33
1. You're The Fool 2:40
2. Hold Back My Tears 6:07
3. For All We Know 3:28
4. Look At The Rain 3:04
5. Ease Away A Little Bit At A Time 3:40
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· THE RECORD
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(a) THE ALBUM IS STILL FACTORY SEALED AND IS BELIEVED TO BE PERFECTLY MINT. Please note: sealed items are assumed to be mint and are sold as-is, as we have no way of inspecting them. For our policy on still sealed records ►click here (PLEASE READ BEFORE PLACING A BID).
(b) The record is apparently pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
(c) The record is believed to come in its original stock inner sleeve.
(d) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
· THE COVER
COVER IS STILL SEALED; HOWEVER, WE ARE UNABLE TO GRADE IT MINT OR NEAR MINT DUE TO MINOR FLAWS LISTED BELOW; WE GRADE THIS COVER AS VG++
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
- Back cover has a few yellowish dust speckles scattered here and there (these tiny spots cover about 50% of the surface and are somewhat oppressive) (VISIBLE ON BACK SIDE ONLY)
- Cover shows some yellowing on back side, apparently from aging.
- Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the bottom seam (VISIBLE ON FRONT SIDE ONLY)
- Cover has two top corners slightly worn / dinged (nothing significant)
NO OTHER VISIBLE FLAWS OR IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER
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