RCA Victor, 2004, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Etta sings down home blues, jook joint blues and with a lot of style. She’s been singing since the early 1960’s and with Blues to the Bone, she still has her mojo working! That is the opening track, one of twelve classics including “Hush Hush”, “The Sky Is Crying” and “Honey, Don’t Tear My Clothes”. Whether she is out front of the band or just being accompanied by guitar (Brian Ray), James has a soaring voice that rings true for blues lovers. This CD is strong justification for her recent legendary Blues Grammy!