Etta James’ ‘Burnin’ Down the House: Live at the House of Blues’ is her twenty-eighth album recorded in West Hollywood and released on May 7, 2002 y Rca Victor.
Track Listing : 1.Introduction – 0:50 . 2.Come To Mama (Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle) – 05:13 . 3.I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) – 05:21 . 4.Born To Be Wild (Mars Bonfire) – 06:20 . 5.I’D Rather Go Blind (Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan) – 06:21 . 6.All The Way Down (Catherine Williamson, Gabe Mekler, Trevor Lawrence) – 06:30 . 7.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 04:44 . 8.Leave Your Hat On (Randy Newman) – 05:33 . 9.Something’S Got A Hold On Me (Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods) – 05:10 . 10.Your Good Thing Is About To End (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) – 07:40 . 11.Rock Me Baby (Joe Josea / B.B. King) – 04:28 . 12.Love And Happiness (Al Green, Mabon “”Teenie”” Hodges) – 0 9:56 . 13.Take Me To The River (Al Green, Mabon “”Teenie”” Hodges) – 0 . 14.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 0 . 15.Sugar On The Floor (Kiki Dee) – 11:04
Musicians : Etta James – Vocals . The Roots – Band . Sametto James – Bass . David Matthews – Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Piano, Roland Synthesizer, Strings, Wurlitzer . Donto Metto James – Drums, . Lee Thornburg – Flugelhorn, Horn Arrangements, Trombone, Trumpet . Ronnie Buttacavoli – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Bobby Murray – Guitar . Josh Sklair – Guitar . Jimmy “”Z”” Zavala – Harmonica, Sax (Tenor) . Mike Finnigan – Organ (Hammond) . Luis Conte – Percussion . David Woodford – Sax (Baritone) . Tom Poole – Trumpet
Production : Produced By John Snyder . Tony Mills – Engineer . Kathy Yore – Engineer . Jay Newland – Engineer, Mixing, Surround Mix . John Faizarano – Assistant Engineer . Bob Stone – Assistant Engineer
Package : Chapman Baehler – Cover Photo
Recorded In December 2001 At House Of Blues In West Hollywood, Ca,.
Released On May 7, 2002 By Rca Victor.
Other performances, such as “Your Good Thing is About to End” and “I’d Rather Go Blind” — blues songs that are not as well known as the two I mentioned above — show a singer in full command of her talent. These songs give Ms. James the chance to express real feelings instead of the clichés that blues audiences seem to expect. […]
The veteran soul/blues singer was only 16 when, in 1954, she made her first recordings for Modern records; she was 63 when this excellent live album was recorded….and it is obvious that vocally, she didn’t lose anything along the way. […]
Just when it seems that the purr has left Etta James‘s estimable voice, about halfway through this live concert … she begins her eternally romantic ballad “At Last,” and the years tumble away. James’s singing becomes flexible as a tenor saxophone, building to a lovely, serpentine diminuendo, which she caps with an arching phrase that dissipates in a misty exhalation of breath. […]