ETTA JAMES MISS ETTA JAMES INSANELY RARE SEALED ORIG '61 CROWN MONO LP STUNNING
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· ETTA JAMES – MISS ETTA JAMES – VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1960 CROWN RECORDS MONO LP CLP-5209
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
*** STILL SEALED GUARANTEED ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING ***
· BELIEVED TO BE PRESSED ON THE ORIGINAL GRAY CROWN LABEL WITH BLACK PRINT
· 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.
· 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)
· ORIGINAL GLOSSY, LIGHTLY LAMINATED COVER
· THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
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Miss Etta James - Etta James' first LP album - is a dream come true for the fans of Etta James, one of the most fabulous and respected figures in the history of R&B music – because here are the most important of Miss Peaches’ legendary pre-Chess recordings on one great package.
Jamesetta Hawkins’ first session, cut on Thanksgiving Eve 1954, when she was just 16, yielded Roll With Me, Henry. “Jean Mitchell and her sister Abbysinia came from New Orleans and were Creole-looking people,” wrote our subject in her autobiography. “ Jean was my age; Abbye was eight or nine years older. Jean and I started singing together. Soon Abbye joined in and, just like that, we became the Creolettes. We were project girls imitating the young rhythm and blues of the time. Mainly, though, we were intrigued with vocal harmony. We developed a tight three-way blend, imitating groups like the Spaniels, the Swallows, the Chords and the Spiders. One afternoon the Creolettes were singing at a record hop when who should show up but Hank Ballard and his superfine Midnighters. We were thrilled. When they heard us sing, they said something encouraging and, man, that’s all we needed to hear. When they sang Work With Me, Annie, the place went wild. Next day the song was still on my mind. Answer songs were big back then, and then it occurred to me – why not answer Hank’s hit? I liked doing spunky shit. So I wrote Roll With Me, Henry, a pushy little jiveass reply.”
That blockbuster initiation was produced by the fabled Johnny Otis, the hipster also responsible for renaming Ms H and her gal pals Etta James and the Peaches: “The Peaches were pissed because I was getting the glory, but I was even more pissed than the Peaches because Georgia Gibbs came out with her Suzy Creamcheese version. I was happy to have any success, but I was enraged to see Her Nibbs singing the song on the Ed Sullivan Show while I was singing it in some funky dive in Watts.” Providing the voice of “Henry” on Etta’s original was Richard Berry, who went on to sing on and write many other songs for her, some of which, like Good Rockin’ Daddy, also feature back-ups by those fabulous chicks, the Dreamers. Elsewhere, Etta’s backing vocalists also include the Flairs and Jesse Belvin, not forgetting the great duets she cut with her boyfriend Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows as Betty & Dupree.
Like many of her contemporaries, Etta was greatly influenced by the sanctified music to which she was exposed in church. “At age five, I became a little singing star. Mama started taking me to St Paul Baptist Church when I was still a toddler. I felt like I was born into that church. I loved it. We had one of the biggest, baddest, hippest choirs anywhere, the Echoes Of Eden. Our choirmaster, Professor James Earl Hines, was my first and heaviest musical mentor, the cat who taught me to sing. He was married, acted gay as a goose, and I was crazy about him. What’s more, our minister, Reverend Branham, was one of the most flamboyant in the city. The man could preach. His sermons were so fiery and the choir so hot that white folks would come all the way from Hollywood, sit in the back, and just groove. Glittering gospel stars sang in our church – Rosetta Tharpe, the Sallie Martin Singers.” Witness that influence here on Etta’s rockin’ renditions of That’s All and Strange Things Happening, both originated by gospel legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
In an attempt to recapture the glory of her debut, Modern despatched Etta to New Orleans. “Where I recorded in Cosimo Matassa’s famous studio, the home of Fats Domino. The Biharis also sent along Jimmy Beasley to play piano and Maxwell Davis to supervise. They used a lots of players associated with Fats and Little Richard – Lee Allen, Justin Adams, Dave Bartholomew and Earl Palmer. We cut some good sides like The Pick-Up (where I carry on a sexy conversation with Harold Battiste’s tenor), Tough Lover (which I wrote and delivered in a heavy Little Richard bag), Market Place, Baby, Baby, Every Night and How Big A Fool. The style was still nitty-gritty hard-rocking R&B with a slight gumbo flavour, but there were no big hits. ‘If you wanna be a star,’ Bobby Lester of the Moonglows told me, ‘get on Chess’.” And get on Chess, Etta would. But that’s another story.
Not only has Etta James made some wonderful records in her illustrious career – the earliest of which are superbly collected here – she has also authored one of my absolute favourite books, the brilliant autobiography Rage To Survive, from which all of the above quotations are borrowed. If you dig truly great R&B music, first buy this fantastic album and then get the book. They both ROCK THE HOUSE!
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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 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) True Stereo copies of this album are NOT known to exist.
(d) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
COVER IS STRONG NEAR MINT, STILL SEALED AND COVERED IN ITS ORIGINAL ►SHRINK WRAP (ACTUALLY, A LOOSE-FITTING PLASTIC BAGGY, THE KIND TYPICALLY USED FOR SEALING RECORDS IN THE LATE 1950s, BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE SHRINK WRAP)
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
- Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on back side, apparently from aging.
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:
- No split seams
- No ring wear
- No cut-out (drill) holes.
- No cut-out corners
- No saw-marks or indents
- No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against other covers)
- No wrinkles or creases
- No writing
- No stamps
- No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams
- No peel-off marks
- No stains
- No mold or mildew spots
- No stickers or labels
- No water damage
- No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
- No warping
- No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
- No glue traces or wax residue.
- No bar codes
- No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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