January 25, 2006

Etta James

Happy birthday Ms. Etta James, born today in 1938. While best known for the delicate string serenade and huge vocals of “At Last,” I prefer her more raucous bluesy side, of which this song is a perfect example:

I Just Wanna Make Love To You” – Etta James

Oh, you have GOT to love the lyrics, “All I want to do is wash your clothes . . . All I wanna do is make your bread, just to make sure you’re well fed. I don’t want you sad and blue, I just wanna make love to you, oooooo.” Every man’s domestic dream?

Although that is a whole intimidating lot o’ woman to love.

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  • Man, that growl in Etta’s voice is great stuff.

    Daryl — January 25, 2006 @ 8:31 am

  • I just found you today, and haven’t been so excited about discovering a blog since finding Songs:Ilinois more than a year ago. Great stuff! I’m especially glad to see the Italian music; I lived in the Veneto and Tuscany in the early ’80s, so my tastes ran to Francesco de Gregori and Pino Daniele. I’m also a fan of Ryan Adams and anything on the folky singer-songwriter side. And it’s always great to see more female music bloggers. Thanks, and keep it up!

    Lisa — January 25, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

  • I heard the song 2 years ago and wondered who sang it. I was surfing blogspot and there it was the answer. I love etta james.

    Enrique Moreno — November 18, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

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