Etta james i´d rather go blind. I'd Rather Go Blind by Etta James

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etta james i´d rather go blind

In 2011, and included the song on their album. At the 2012 concert honoring , Beth Hart received a standing ovation for a rendition of the song accompanied by on guitar. It was included on the album and as the B-side of the single of the same name which made number 10 on the , and number 23 on the. And so fixing things in those days was a whole lot harder than it is nowadays. The song was also recorded in 1972 for , the fourth album by. She then wrote the rest of the song with Jordan, but for tax reasons gave her songwriting credit to her partner at the time, Billy Foster, singer with group. After she left Chicken Shack, but before she joined Fleetwood Mac, Christine also recorded her own version of the song for her debut solo album, the eponymous album.

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I'd Rather Go Blind

etta james i´d rather go blind

In 1967 Rick was just going multi track. I sat in a piano room and began to write. Someplace there's a lot of money stacked up. Because when they make a show and they put music in it, the producers of the show have to pay to use that song. The song reached number 14 on the in 1969 in a version by the British blues band , featuring Christine Perfect, later to become of.

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Etta James’s “I’d Rather Be Blind”: The Story Behind a Classic

etta james i´d rather go blind

In 2012, recorded the song for his album American Soul. Critic put the song in his book The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made. . The song is now recognized as an enduring classic and has been recorded by a wide variety of artists. Other recordings include those by , , , , , , , , , , , , and for the film soundtrack. Etta James refers to Stewart's version favorably in her autobiography, Rage to Survive.

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Etta James

etta james i´d rather go blind

King, and the Noel Redding Band. Sometimes if there was a missed note or something like that, you wouldn't do anything about it, you'd let it go. Etta James recorded the song at the in. It was a decision that she came to regret as the royalties accumulated over the years. Beyoncé performed this song in the movie Cadillac Records, where she portrayed Etta James. The Detroit singer and songwriter had already outlined the song, in which he poured out his grief from being incarcerated not knowing when he would be released. Later on as Christine McVie, she re-recorded it with Fleetwood Mac.

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Etta James, Rather Go « American Songwriter

etta james i´d rather go blind

They may have gone back and re-done some vocals. It had been mono prior to that. I was in prison and didn't know when I was going to get out. And if they can't find the people who played on it, that money just sits with the Musicians Union or wherever it goes. Tedeschi and Allman Brothers guitarists and performed their version of the song at 's Red White and Blues event in 2012.

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I'd Rather Go Blind

etta james i´d rather go blind

Other covers include ones by Rod Stewart on his 1972 album Never a Dull Moment, Koko Taylor, Clarence Carter, B. Versions have been performed by , Australian musician , and American folk singer. . . . .

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