Etta James

Hickory Dickory Dock

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The singer in her precocious formative years, headed by her 1955 R&B smash "Roll With Me Henry" (aka "The Wallflower"). James' follow-ups included the driving "Good Rockin' Daddy," a bluesy "W-O-M-A-N," and the New Orleans raveup "Tough Lover," which found her backed by the gang at Cosimo's (notably saxman Lee Allen). Even though her tenure at Modern Records only produced a handful of hits, these 22 cuts are delightful artifacts of the belter's earliest days. The music and liner notes are identical to the previous R&B Dynamite reissue, except that the tracks have been slightly resequenced, and a couple of songs bear different titles ("Number One" has been changed to "My One and Only," "How Big a Fool" to "Call Me a Fool").

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:02 Spotify
2 2:43 Spotify
3 2:26
4 2:26 Spotify
5 2:30 Spotify
6 2:53 Spotify
7 3:03 Spotify
8 2:23 Spotify
9 2:26 Spotify
10 2:15 Spotify
11 2:46
12 2:28 Spotify
13 2:22 Spotify
14 2:52 Spotify
15 2:10 Spotify
16 3:21
17
2:02 Spotify
18 2:25 Spotify
19 3:05 Spotify
20 2:57
21 2:20
22 1:45 Spotify
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