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Blues to the Bone

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Released  2004 (2004)
Length  47:53
Blues to the Bone (2004)  All the Way (2006)
Release date  2004
Recorded  2004
Label  RCA Victor
Artist  Etta James
Genres  Blues, Rhythm and blues
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Producers  Etta James, Donto James, Sametto James
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album
Similar  Etta James albums, Blues albums

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Blues to the Bone is a 2004 album by Etta James. The album contains a selection of twelve blues standards which are among her favourites. James and her sons Donto and Sametto James produced the album, which reached number four in the Billboard Top Blues chart.


The album was given a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Critical reception

Allmusic gave the album a rating of four out of five, calling it "a solid album of no-frills, gutbucket performances".

Track listing

  1. "I Got My Mojo Working" (Preston Foster) – 3:34
  2. "Don't Start Me to Talking" (Sonny Boy Williamson II) – 2:52
  3. "Hush Hush" (Jimmy Reed) – 3:34
  4. "Lil' Red Rooster" (Willie Dixon) – 3:54
  5. "That's Alright" (Jimmy Rogers) – 3:42
  6. "Crawlin' King Snake" (John Lee Hooker) – 5:32
  7. "Dust My Broom" (Robert Johnson) – 3:35
  8. "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James) – 3:59
  9. "Smokestack Lightnin'" (Howlin' Wolf) – 6:50
  10. "You Shook Me" (Dixon, J. B. Lenoir) – 3:51
  11. "Driving Wheel" (Roosevelt Sykes) – 2:59
  12. "Honey, Don't Tear My Clothes" (Lightnin' Hopkins) – 3:31


  • Etta James – vocals
  • John "Juke" Logan – harmonica
  • Josh Sklair, Bobby Murray – guitars
  • Brian Ray – guitar, slideguitar
  • Sametto James – bass
  • Donto Metto James – drums
  • Mike Finegan – piano
  • Songs

    1Got My Mojo Working3:35
    2Don't Start Me To Talking2:51
    3Hush Hush3:35


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