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Etta James -Heart & Soul / A Retrospective

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The great Etta James finally will get a box set covering her entire 53-year catalog with the release of Heart & Soul / A Retrospective by Hip-O Select.

The new 4-CD set compiles 84 of James' recordings from her time at Modern, Argo, Chess, Warner Brothers, Fantasy, Island, Private Music and RCA Victor, including four previously unreleased recordings. Also included is a 60-page book with photos, track-by-track credits and liner notes by Bill Dahl.
The great Etta James has been a musical force and a major hit-maker since the '50s earning numerous accolades including six Grammy Awards ®, among them the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, a Best Jazz Vocal Performance and two Hall of Fame Awards. In 1993, James was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2001 she was inducted by both the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame. She also is immortalized in Hollywood with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Throughout her career, James created a remarkably deep and diverse catalog of R&B, blues, soul, pop and jazz recordings. James crossed all musical genres and styles and has been cited as a major influence by a wide range of singers from Janis Joplin to Irma Thomas to Christina Aguilera and Adele.
Many have tried to copy or follow her style, but there is only one Etta James

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