Gold (Etta James album)

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Gold
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Compilation album by
ReleasedJanuary 30, 2007
RecordedVarious
GenreBlues, jazz, R&B, soul
Length1hr, 56min
LabelHip-O Records/Chess Records
ProducerAndy McKaie[1]
Etta James chronology
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(2011)

Gold is a compilation album of 36 songs from Etta James. Unlike many collections, this two-disc album presents an overview of her work over five decades, rather than presenting a more in-depth look at the singer's heyday.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

# Song Title Length Credit[2] Year
1
"The Wallflower"
2:59
Johnny Otis, Hank Ballard, Etta James
1955
2
"Good Rockin' Daddy"
2:25
Richard Berry, Joe Josea
1955
3
"Tough Lover"
2:10
Etta James, Joe Josea
1956
4
"All I Could Do Was Cry"
2:57
Billy Davis, Gwen Gordy Fuqua, Berry Gordy, Jr.
1960
5
"If I Can't Have You"
3:01
Harvey Fuqua, Etta James
1960
6
"My Dearest Darling"
3:04
Edwin "Eddie Bo" Bocage, Paul Gayten
1960
7
"A Sunday Kind of Love"
3:18
Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes
1961
8
"At Last"
3:01
Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
1961
9
"Trust in Me"
3:00
Milton Ager, Jean Schwartz, Ned Wever
1961
10
"Don't Cry Baby"
2:26
Saul Bernie, James Johnson, Stella Unger
1961
11
"Fool That I Am"
2:59
Floyd Hunt
1961
12
"Waiting for Charlie (to Come Home)"
2:08
Bob Hilliard, Burt Bacharach
1962
13
"Something's Got a Hold On Me"
2:50
Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods
1962
14
"Next Door to the Blues"
2:49
Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods
1962
15
"Stop the Wedding"
2:52
Freddy Johnson, Kirkland, Woods
1962
16
"These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)"
3:59
Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Eric "Holt Marvell" Maschwitz
1962
17
"Pushover"
2:56
Billy Davis, Tony Clarke
1963
18
"Baby What You Want Me to Do"
4:17
Jimmy Reed
1964

Disc 2

# Song Title Length Credit Year
1
"Loving You More Every Day"
3:21
Mitchell
1964
2
"In the Basement (Part One)"
2:23
Davis, Raynard Miner, Smith
1966
3
"Tell Mama"
2:24
Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel, Wilbur Terrell
1967
4
"I'd Rather Go Blind"
2:36
Bill Foster, Ellington Jordan
1968
5
"Security"
2:29
Otis Redding, Margaret Wessen
1968
6
"Almost Persuaded"
3:23
Bill Sherill, Glenn Sutton
1969
7
"Losers Weepers (Part One)"
3:00
Leon David Bonds
1970
8
"All the Way Down"
5:35
Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler, Catherine C. Williamson
1973
9
"God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)"
3:37
Randy Newman
-
10
"Feeling Uneasy"
2:48
Lawrence, Mekler
-
11
"Let's Burn Down the Cornfield"
3:43
Newman
-
12
"Loving Arms"
3:50
Tom Jans
1974
13
"Take it to the Limit"
4:06
Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner
-
14
"Damn Your Eyes"
4:11
Steve Bogard, Barbara Wyrick
1989
15
"Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
3:51
Bucky Lindsey, Dan Penn, Carson Whitsett
1990
16
"The Man I Love"
4:25
George & Ira Gershwin
1994
17
"The Blues is My Business"
3:32
Kevin Bowe, Todd Cerney
2003
18
"The Sky is Crying"
3:58
Morgan Robinson, Clarence Lewis, Elmore James
2004
For a partial list of singles and their first appearances, refer to the Etta James discography.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Etta James - Gold CD Album". Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  2. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Gold - Etta James". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-06.