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Etta James — Tell Mama
Album: Tell Mama
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Released: 1968
Length: 2:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You thought you had found a good girl
One to love you and give you the world
Now you find that you've been misused
Talk to me, I'll do what you choose, I want you to

Tell Mama all about it
Tell Mama what you need
Tell Mama what you want
And I'll make everything alright

That girl you had didn't have no sense
She wasn't worth all the time that you spent
She had another man throw you outdoors
Now the same man is wearing your clothes, I want you to

Tell Mama all about it
Tell Mama what you need
Tell Mama what you want
And I'll make everything alright

Tell me, tell me now

She would embarrass you anywhere
She'd let everybody know she didn't care
Give me a chance I've been beggin' you
And I just want to take care of you, I want you to

Tell Mama all about it
Tell Mama what you need
Tell Mama what you want
Tell Mama what you want right now

Tell me, tell your mom
I'm your Mama
Tell me what you want
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GODLIKE!!! ICONIC!!!
Oooohhhh, MAMA
yes.
 Skydog wrote:
so sweet
 
with extra SUGAR!
 boober wrote:
I know it's a totally different song......but I like "Tell Mama" from Savoy Brown better than Etta's

 Ya gotta love the white people's 70s preservation society!


 Theotis wrote:
I just returned from touring FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where Tell Mama and many hits from the 60's and 70's were recorded.  The tours are outstanding for any musicphile (which I'm guessing if you listen to RP is you).  Check out the documentary Muscle Shoals for the history. 
 
If you're in the neighborhood, check out Sun and Stax Studios in Memphis.  
I just returned from touring FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where Tell Mama and many hits from the 60's and 70's were recorded.  The tours are outstanding for any musicphile (which I'm guessing if you listen to RP is you).  Check out the documentary Muscle Shoals for the history. 
 boober wrote:
I know it's a totally different song......but I like "Tell Mama" from Savoy Brown better than Etta's

 
i know what you're saying, boob. and their version of can't get next to you is - ahem - better than the reverend al's version. i feel slightly dirty admitting that. opening song for a raucous set if not night. works every time. 
I know it's a totally different song......but I like "Tell Mama" from Savoy Brown better than Etta's
so sweet
Etta!, Etta!, Etta! Fabulously brilliantly flawless! {#Cheers}
that voice of Etta is legendarily wicked
Goddesslike.
{#Fire}{#Fire}{#Fire}
{#Clap}
{#Heartkiss}  ........ Luv it, what a voice -  has to be a BIG FAT 9