Album of the Day
Deep In The Night
A true legend of R&B, Etta James was discovered by Johnny Otis in the mid-1950s and launched on a 50-plus year career that would eventually put her in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While James' biggest hits were recorded for the Chess family of labels, her 1978 Warner Bros. album DEEP IN THE NIGHT ranks among her best. Produced by the great Jerry Wexler, the 10-track collection draws from a wide range of sources including rock (“Only Women Bleed,” “Take It To The Limit”) as well as gospel and soul. Surrounded by such top-flight instrumentalists as guitarist Cornell Dupree and saxophonist Plas Johnson, James makes all these songs her own with powerhouse performances. “Miss Peaches” was born on this day in 1938, and we'll remember the singer with the unheralded gem DEEP IN THE NIGHT.