Great post Yago. The Chess Box is truly awesome as is this song you shared. Thanks again. Great to hear Miss Etta after a long day of work.



Etta James is one of the staple soul singers that I always end up coming back to again and again. She has such a unique voice, with that extra rasp and grit that has gotten her famous. This compilation “The Chess Box” is all the recordings she did with Chess records, which include some incredible ones, “Sunday Kind of Love”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, “Slow and Easy”…. I could go on forever. And the musicianship on all these songs is top notch. On this tune, You Took It, the band rhythm section drives the song very well with a nice moving bass line and the horns come in with various punches. This whole Chess collection is the same backing band, and they fit perfectly with Etta’s voice and personality.