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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
1968
2
At Last! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
1961
3
Let's Roll is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
2003
4
Etta James Top Ten is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
5
Blue Gardenia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
6
Matriarch of the Blues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
7
Seven Year Itch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
8
Love's Been Rough on Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
9
Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
10
Deep in the Night is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
11
Etta James Sings Funk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
12
The Second Time Around is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
13
Time After Time is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
14
Etta James Sings for Lovers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
15
The Queen of Soul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
16
Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
17
The Right Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
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The Dreamer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
19
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
1962
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All the Way is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
21
Blues to the Bone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
22
Come a Little Closer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
23
Stickin' to My Guns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
24
Jump the Blues Away is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
25
Life, Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Etta James Albums of All Time
2008