Etta James Tell Mama


Etta James Tell Mama


Toggle navigation Welcome Guest. Tell Mama by Etta James. Album: Tell Mama The phrase "tell mama" is used to show compassion and comfort to someone who is upset. In this song, a guy has gone through a rough breakup, and Etta James is there for support, asking him to "tell mama all about it.

This was originally recorded by the blind soul singer Clarence Carter earlier in as "Tell Daddy. She changed the gender, and the song got a powerful Muscle Shoals arrangement to help make it a hit. By , Fame Studios and their stable of musicians had a great reputation, with hits by Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett to their credit. They wanted her to record where there was a chance of getting a hit, but also where she would be isolated from a lot of the temptations and distractions that go on in Chicago or New York or somewhere.

So they brought her down to Fame with Rick Hall. I believe Rick is the producer listed on those sessions. I think Phil and Leonard Chess both came at different times, because there were several sessions.

We didn't know it at the time, but Etta was pregnant. I just thought she was fat. When Leonard Chess heard the song for the first time, he left the room in tears. In her autobiography, Rage To Survive , James recalled how she had helped her friend Ellington Jordan complete the song.

For a time in the 70s she returned to Chess Records to do desk work, though drugs and drink remained a lifelong blight. Happily, however, she had a career revival in the 90s.

Listen to the sister and you are stroked and ravaged at the same time. A voice, a spirit, a soul, that is immortal. Discover the best Chess Records singles of all time. Oxford University Press. ISBN All Time Top Albums 3rd ed. Virgin Books. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter link.

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9 thoughts on “ Etta James Tell Mama ”

  1. Vozragore says: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 to enter the Billboard 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.
  2. Kazrajora says:"Tell Mama" is a song written by Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel and Wilbur Terrell . Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Etta James - Tell Mama at Discogs. Complete your Etta James collection.
  3. Malashicage says:1. Tell Mama · 2. I'd Rather Go Blind · 3. Watch Dog · 4. The Love Of My Mind · 5. I'​m Gonna Take What He's Got · 6. The Same Rope · 7. Security · 8. Steal Away. The phrase "tell mama" is used to show compassion and comfort to someone who is upset. In this song, a guy has gone through a rough breakup, and Etta.
  4. Fenos says:Tell Mama Lyrics: You thought you had found a good girl / One to love you / And give you the world / Now you find that / You been misused / Talk to me / I'll do. 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 to enter the Billboard
  5. Samukree says: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. "Tell Mama" is a song written by Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel and Wilbur Terrell .
  6. Faelrajas says:Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Etta James - Tell Mama at Discogs. Complete your Etta James collection. 1. Tell Mama · 2. I'd Rather Go Blind · 3. Watch Dog · 4. The Love Of My Mind · 5. I'​m Gonna Take What He's Got · 6. The Same Rope · 7. Security · 8. Steal Away.
  7. Shara says:The phrase "tell mama" is used to show compassion and comfort to someone who is upset. In this song, a guy has gone through a rough breakup, and Etta. Tell Mama Lyrics: You thought you had found a good girl / One to love you / And give you the world / Now you find that / You been misused / Talk to me / I'll do.

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