1978 Etta James – Deep In The Night

Deep in the Night is the fourteenth studio album by Etta James, released in 1978.

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as “The Wallflower”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”, and “I’d Rather Go Blind”.  She faced a number of personal problems, including heroin addiction, severe physical abuse, and incarceration, before making a musical comeback in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.


1  Laying Beside You (Eugene Record) 4:04
2  Piece Of My Heart (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragavoy) 3:46
3  Only Women Bleed (Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner) 4:11
4  Take It To The Limit (Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley) 4:09
5  Deep In The Night (Helen Miller, Eve Merriam) 4:58
6  Lovesick Blues (Irving Mills, Cliff Friend) 3:38
7  Strange Man (Dorothy Love Coates) 3:24
8  Sugar On The Floor (Kiki Dee) 4:45
9  Sweet Touch Of Love (Allen Toussaint) 3:22
10  Blind Girl (Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan) 5:13



BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarBrian Ray
PianoRichard Tee
SaxJim Horn
SaxPlas Johnson
Background VocalsAlexander Hamilton
Background VocalsGilbert Ivey
Background VocalsHenry Jackson
Background VocalsJoyce Austin
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsReuben Franklin
VocalsEtta James

Liner Notes

Producer – Jerry Wexler
Arranged By – Alexander Hamilton, Jimmie Haskell, Larry Carlton
Engineer – Bruce Robb, Joe Chiccarelli
Mixed By – Bruce Robb, Dee Robb

Artwork By (Art Direction) – Ed Thrasher
Photography – Jim McCrary

Manufactured By – WEA Music
Distributed By – WEA Music
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Pressed By – CBS Records