Etta James Rocks the House

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Etta James Rocks the House
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Live album by
ReleasedDecember 13, 1963
RecordedSeptember 27–28, 1963
GenreBlues, R&B[1]
LabelArgo
ProducerLeonard Chess, Etta James
Etta James chronology
Etta James Top Ten
(1963)
Etta James Rocks the House
(1963)
Queen of Soul
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars [1]

Etta James Rocks the House is the first live album by American singer Etta James and her fifth album overall. It was recorded live on the nights of September 27 and 28, 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, Tennessee and released on December 13, 1963.

Hot with the releases of At Last! and The Second Time Around, Etta James Rocks the House became the artist's first recorded live album under Argo Records. The concept was to catch James in a raw and fiery performance outside the recording studio. The album is among her finest live recordings.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Something's Got a Hold on Me" (Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods) – 5:02
  2. "Baby What You Want Me to Do" (Jimmy Reed) – 4:14
  3. "What'd I Say" (Ray Charles) – 3:15
  4. "Money (That's What I Want)" (Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy, Jr.) – 3:22
  5. "Seven Day Fool" (Billy Davis, Berry Gordy, Jr., Sonny Woods) – 4:20
  6. "Sweet Little Angel" (Robert McCollum) – 4:14
  7. "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" (Jessie Hill) – 4:04
  8. "Woke Up This Morning" (B.B. King) – 3:38
  9. "Ain't That Loving You Baby" (Jimmy Reed) – 2:51*
  10. "All I Could Do Was Cry" (Billy Davis, Gwen Fuqua, Berry Gordy, Jr.) – 3:21*
  11. "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Willie Dixon) – 3:40*

Tracks 9, 10 and 11 on CD only; not included in the original 1963 LP release.

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