Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Tell Mama" by Etta James

 

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Tell Mama" by Etta James

Back in 1967, a very pregnant Etta James made her way to F.A.M.E. Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama much like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Arthur Alexander had done before her. What resulted was some of the most soul-drenched music James had ever laid down onto wax. "Tell Mama" was written and recorded by Clarence Carter as "Tell Daddy" before Etta made it her own. The song would go on to be covered by another one-of-a-kind soul belter named Janis Joplin. At the time of this posting, news has broken that Etta James is terminally ill…

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