Etta James – Tell Mama (1968/2018)

Posted by Green on February 15, 2022as


Tell Mama is the seventh studio album by American singer Etta James. Her second album release for Cadet Records, produced by Rick Hall at his FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, it was James’s first album since 1964 to enter the Billboard 200 chart. It contained her first Top 10 R&B hits since 1964 – the title cut and “Security”. The “Tell Mama” single gave James her all-time highest Billboard Hot 100 position, reaching number 23.


1 Tell Mama 2:20
2 I’d Rather Go Blind 2:33
3 Watch Dog 2:06
4 The Love Of My Man 2:37
5 I’m Gonna Take What He’s Got 2:32
6 The Same Rope 2:30
7 Security 2:27
8 Steal Away 2:19
9 My Mother-In-Law 2:20
10 Don’t Lose Your Good Thing 2:26
11 It Hurts Me So Much 2:34
12 Just A Little Bit 2:11

Etta James – lead vocals
Gene “Bowlegs” Miller – trumpet
James Mitchell, Aaron Varnell – saxophone
Floyd Newman – baritone saxophone
George Davis, Spooner Oldham – keyboards
Carl Banks, Barry Beckett – organ
Marvell Thomas – piano
Jimmy Ray Jenkins, Albert Lowe – guitar
David Hood – bass guitar
Roger Hawkins – drums
Charles Chalmers – background vocals

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