‘Etta James records her first live album : ‘Rocks the House’ in Nashville (1963)

‘Etta James Rocks the House’ is her first live (and her fifth overall) album recorded on September 27 & 28, 1963 and released in 1964 by Argo.

Track Listing : 01.Something’S Gotta Hold On Me (Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods) – 05:02 . 02.Baby What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed) – 04:14 . 03.What’D I Say (Ray Charles) – 03:15 . 04.Money (That’S What I Want) (Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy, Jr.) – 03:22 . 05.Seven Day Fool (Billy Davis, Berry Gordy, Jr., Sonny Woods) – 04:20 . 06.Sweet Little Angel (Robert Mccollum) – 04:14 . 07.Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Jessie Hill) – 04:04 . 08.Woke Up This Morning (B.B.King) – 03:38

Musicians : Etta James – Vocals . Freeman Brown – Drums . Gavrell Cooper – Sax (Tenor) . Vonzell Cooper – Organ . David T. Walker – Guitar . Richard Waters – Drums . Marion Wright – Bass

Production : Produced By Leonard Chess, Etta James . Dana King – Engineer . Ron Malo – Editing

Package : Ralph Bass – Liner Notes . Don Snowden – Liner Notes

Recorded On September 27 & 28, 1963 At The New Era Club In Nashville, Tennessee.

Released In 1964 By Argo.


Simply one of the greatest live blues albums ever captured on tape….. […]

vandaleyes @ RateYourMusic
Everything that makes an awesome live soul record is here and she does indeed rock the house with a great lineup of tracks. One of those “Damn, I wish I coulda been there” moments. I mean, if her voice doesn’t do things to you, then I don’t know what will. […]

Wondering Sound
It’s one of the sexiest things ever recorded, with Etta wailing and moaning before making erotic nonverbal sounds — you can’t even call it scat-singing — that bring the house down. […]


‘Etta James Rocks the House’


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