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Between August and December 1967, Chess's Etta James, recorded her greatest album, Tell Mama, at FAME. The LP's title song, Tell Mama, as well as Otis Redding's Security became Top 40 hits and Top 20 R&B hits for Etta.

It was the B-side of Tell Mama that would become the LP's enduring track, though. I'd Rather Go Blind was written by Etta's friend, Fugi Foster, who handed it to her when she went to see him in prison. Although never a charted hit for Etta, this is the original version of a song that has been recorded hundreds of times by artists as diverse as Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Paolo Nutini, Mick Hucknall, and the Allman Brothers. Recognized today as one of the greatest Soul LPs of all time, Tell Mama hasn't been available on vinyl for more than forty years. Now it's back, lovingly transferred and remastered, and pressed on 180g vinyl.

- Side 1-
  1. Tell Mama
  2. I'd Rather Go BLind
  3. Watch Dog
  4. The Love of My Man 
  5. I'm Gonna Take What He's Got
  6. The Same Rope

- Side 2 -

  1. Security
  2. Steal Away
  3. My Mother-in-Law
  4. Don't Lose Your Good Thing
  5. It Hurts Me So Much
  6. Just a Little Bit
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