Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Music: "Seven Day Fool" by Etta James

It's no secret that among my obsessions, record collecting is a top priority.  Being a singer I have always had a special admiration for the late Etta James- a woman whose outsized talent left a massive imprint on the world of music and my personal musical DNA.  Moreover, Valentine's Day wouldn't be Valentine's Day without some Etta James love songs.  So, I thought it fitting to share a 45 record that I recently added to my collection: The Etta James single, "Seven Day Fool," which was released by Argo in 1961.  It has quickly become one of my favorite Etta jams, getting lots of play on my turntable.  I always envision it wafting over the speakers at spring's first rooftop barbecue while overlooking the Manhattan skyline... Well, you can never go wrong spinning a great tune from a legendary artist at any party.  Immediate gratification is available as a downloadable mp3, or you can troll eBay for a lovely vinyl find. 

1 comment:

  1. Ooo, nice tune! If it weren't for you, I would probably never listen to "new" music :)