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The Best Etta James Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 496 votes 150 voters 5.3k views

List RulesThis 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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  • At Last!1
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    ArtistEtta James

    TracksSunday Kind of Love, Girl of My Dreams, Stormy Weather

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Blues, Traditional pop music, Soul blues

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  • Etta James Top Ten2
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  • Tell Mama3
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    ArtistEtta James

    TracksSecurity, The Love of My Man, It Hurts Me So Much

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Blues

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  • Blue Gardenia4

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksThis Bitter Earth, There Is No Greater Love, Love Letters

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Blues

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  • Let's Roll5
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    ArtistEtta James

    TracksA Change Is Gonna Do Me Good, Leap of Faith, Stacked Deck

    Genres (Music)Blues

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  • Matriarch of the Blues6
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  • Seven Year Itch7

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksCome to Mama, I Got the Will, It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)

    Genres (Music)Funk

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  • Love's Been Rough on Me8
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  • The Dreamer9
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  • Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday10

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksDon't Explain, The Man I Love, You've Changed

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  • Blues to the Bone11

    ArtistJohnny Winter

    TracksShe's Mine, Late on Blues, Take My Choice

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  • The Second Time Around12

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksOne for My Baby, It's Too Soon to Know, In My Diary

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Blues, Traditional pop music

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  • Deep in the Night13

    ArtistDave Thompson

    TracksA Woman Like You, I'm Here, I Need Your Love

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  • Time After Time14
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  • Etta James Sings Funk15

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksI Want to Be Loved, Prisoner of Love, Don't Blame Me

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Blues

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  • Etta James16
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  • All the Way17
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  • Life, Love18

    ArtistHiroshi Watanabe

    TracksLast Memorial, Brightness, Darkness

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  • Changes19
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  • 12 Songs of Christmas20

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksJoy to the World, The Christmas Song, This Time of Year

    Genres (Music)Christmas music, Jazz, Blues

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  • Heart of a Woman21

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksYou Go to My Head, Tenderly, Sunday Kind of Love

    Genres (Music)Jazz fusion, Blues

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  • Stickin' to My Guns22
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  • Losers Weepers23

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksI Think It's You, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good, Ease Away a Little Bit at a Time

    Genres (Music)Funk

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  • Jump the Blues Away24
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  • Come a Little Closer25

    ArtistEtta James

    TracksOut on the Street Again, Let's Burn Down the Cornfield, Come a Little Closer

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk

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