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Albums The Best Etta James Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Etta James is one of the best jazz singers of all time, as well as one of the greatest female vocalists. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Etta James albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Etta James discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Etta James albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Etta James singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Etta James album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Etta James album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Etta James album of all time?" or "What are the top Etta James albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Throughout her long and prolific career, Etta James released a long list of studio albums, as well as numerous hit singles. In short, she's regarded as one of the great female singers. This list includes every album from Tell Mama to The Second Time Around.

This list of popular Etta James albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share your own opinion and vote up your favorite albums from the list to help rank each from best to worst, or next best. 

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Tell Mama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
Tell Mama 1968

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At Last! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
At Last! 1961

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Blue Gardenia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Let's Roll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
Let's Roll 2003

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Etta James Top Ten is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
Etta James Top Ten 1963

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The Dreamer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
The Dreamer 2011

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Matriarch of the Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
Etta James 1962

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Etta James Sings Funk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Deep in the Night is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Love's Been Rough on Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Come a Little Closer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Seven Year Itch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Jump the Blues Away is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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All the Way is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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The Second Time Around is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Time After Time is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Etta James Sings for Lovers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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The Queen of Soul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Stickin' to My Guns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Changes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
Changes 1980

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Blues to the Bone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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The Right Time is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Heart of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Life, Love is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
Life, Love 2008

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Etta Is Betta Than Evah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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Losers Weepers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

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12 Songs of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time