Sunday night and I'm filing CDs and listening to Etta James, next
record and I stop. Is she really making Prince's "Purple Rain"
over? And did I just hear Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?"
What, I wonder, is going on with Etta, the rock-turned-blues-turned-soul-turned-jazz-turned-you
name it kind of performer who has always defied all the odds..."
David Nathan, music journalist and owner, www.soulmusic.com
Etta James has seen it all: in a life lived to
the full, she has experienced all the ups and downs, the highs and
lows, the joy, the pain and then, rejuvenation, reinvention and
renewal. Perhaps unlike any one of the dozens of albums she has
recorded during a distinguished career that spans five decades,
ALL THE WAY could be said to capture – if just one record
could possibly do so – a miniature kaleidoscope of the emotions,
feelings, expressions and sentiments that this remarkable woman