Personnel: Josh Sklair (guitar, electric guitar, dobro); Bobby Murray (guitar, dobro); Leo Nocentelli (guitar); Don Potter (acoustic guitar); Dann Huff, Brent Rowan (electric guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Jimmy Z. (harmonica, saxophone); Lee Thornburg (trumpet, valve trombone); Tom Poole (trumpet); Mike Haynes , Joe McGlohon, Jim Horn, The Southside Horns, Sam Levine , Chris McDonald (horns); Mike Finnigan (organ, Hammond b-3 organ); Dave Mathews, Barry Beckett, Steve Nathan (keyboards); Donto James (drums, percussion); Eddie Bayers (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Curtis Young, Louis Nunley, Dennis Wilson , Donna McElroy, John Wesley Ryles, Vicki Hampton, Yvonne Hodges (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Joe Chiccarelli; Pete Greene.
Liner Note Authors: Bob Merlis; Etta James; Pete Kannas.
Recording information: Conway; Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA; Fort Athens Studio, Riverside, CA; Masterfonics Sound Stage; Masterfonics' Tracking Room; Twin Creeks.
Editor: David Boyer.
Illustrator: Dorothy Letherwood.
Photographers: Jeff Dunas; Sonny Mediana; James R. Minchin Iii.
This reissue from Floating World features a pair of LPs by Etta James, Love's Been Rough on Me and Life, Love & the Blues originally issued in 1997 and 1998 on Private Music. Highlights among the 22 tracks include "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "If I Had Any Pride Left at All," and "If You Want Me to Stay." Casual listeners should pick up Etta's early material on Chess before delving into these later recordings. ~ Al Campbell
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