Caught by the River

Caught by the Reaper – Etta James

20th January 2012

Hard for me to pick a favourite song by Etta James, impossible in fact. Over at The Guardian site Richard Williams (a man forever reliable when it comes to soul) has managed to get it down to ‘her ten finest performances’ (listing a couple that I have never heard but certainly will have before tonight is over) but his list doesn’t include Seven Day Fool, Can’t Shake It, Tell Mama…I could go on. Richard’s tribute is obviously worth a read and you can find that HERE. I’m going to pour myself a beer, put on Can’t Shake It and go look for those tunes that Mr Williams has hipped me to. Rest in peace, Etta. (JB)

[audio:|titles=302-08 Can’t Shake It]