All the Way (2006) Paging Joe Henry! The producer who guided soul-senior-citizen Betty Lavette's achingly triumphant 2005 opus of covers to critical acclaim would have been a fine choice… 2006-03-14 Etta James R&B
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All the Way (2006)

'ALL' SHE HAS? James has lost her Way
Image credit: Etta James: Retna Ltd.
'ALL' SHE HAS? James has lost her Way

Details Release Date: Mar 14, 2006; Lead Performance: Etta James; Genre: R&B

Paging Joe Henry! The producer who guided soul-senior-citizen Betty Lavette's achingly triumphant 2005 opus of covers to critical acclaim would have been a fine choice to help this R&B great regain her 21st century footing on All the Way. Instead, Etta James has sunken her rich yet increasingly shaky alto into toothless versions of ''I Believe I Can Fly'' and ''Imagine'' only an orthodontist's office could forgive.
Originally posted Mar 10, 2006