Come a Little Closer (album)

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Come a Little Closer
Come a Little Closer (album).jpg
Studio album by Etta James
Released 1974
Genre Funk, Soul, R&B
Label Chess
Producer Gabriel Mekler
Etta James chronology
Etta James
Come a Little Closer
Etta Is Betta Than Evvah!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Come a Little Closer is the twelfth studio album by Etta James, released in 1974 on the Chess label.[2] The album reached a peak position of number 47 on Billboard‍‍ '​‍s R&B Albums chart.[3]


The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars stating "Etta James was fighting serious substance-abuse problems when this album was recorded, commuting to the sessions from a rehab center. It was a triumph simply to complete the record at all. But although James' life may have been in rough shape outside of the studio, she delivered a fairly strong set that fused forceful '70s soul arrangements with some rock, jazz, and New Orleans R&B".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out on the Street Again"   Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler 4:20
2. "Mama Told Me"   Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler, Catherine C. Williamson 2:31
3. "You Give Me What I Want"   Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler 3:40
4. "Come a Little Closer"   Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler, Catherine C. Williamson 3:31
5. "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield"   Randy Newman 3:46
6. "Power Play"   John Kay 3:26
7. "Feeling Uneasy"   Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler 2:50
8. "St. Louis Blues"   W.C. Handy 4:32
9. "Gonna Have Some Fun Tonight"   Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler 4:03
10. "Sookie, Sookie"   Don Covay, Steve Cropper 3:09
11. "Lovin' Arms"   Tom Jans 3:49
12. "Out on the Street Again (Single Edit)"   Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler 3:44



  1. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic Review accessed October 18, 2012
  2. ^ Chess Records discography, accessed October 19, 2012
  3. ^ "Come a Little Closer - Etta James". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-10.