Etta James (1973 album)

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Etta James
Studio album by Etta James
Released 1973
Genre Funk, Soul, R&B
Label Chess
CH-50042
Etta James chronology
Losers Weepers
(1971)
Etta James
(1973)
Come a Little Closer
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Etta James (also known as Only a Fool) is the eleventh studio album by American Blues artist Etta James, released in 1973.[2][3]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 3½ stars stating "A mixture of funk and blues-rock, the new direction turned out dark and brooding... The reinvented James went over well with the public. The album garnered good sales and was even nominated for an Grammy Award".[1]

The album reached peak positions of number 154 on the US Billboard 200 and number 41 on the Billboard R&B chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All the Way Down"   C. C. Williamson, T. Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler 5:34
2. "God's Song"   Randy Newman 3:36
3. "Only a Fool"   Lawrence, Mekler, Etta James 2:38
4. "Down So Low"   T. Nelson 3:38
5. "Leave Your Hat On"   Newman 3:22
6. "Sail Away"   Newman 3:57
7. "Yesterday's Music"   D. C. Thomas 4:15
8. "Lay Back Daddy"   Williamson, Lawrence, Mekler 2:40
9. "Just One More Day"   Otis Redding, Steve Cropper, McElvoy Robinson 3:20

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