I Just Want to Make Love to You

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"I Just Want to Make Love to You"
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Single by Muddy Waters and His Guitar
B-side"Oh Yeh"
ReleasedMay 1954 (1954-05)
RecordedChicago, April 13, 1954 [1]
Genre Chicago blues
Length2:49
Label Chess
Songwriter(s) Willie Dixon
Producer(s) Leonard Chess, Phil Chess

"I Just Want to Make Love to You" is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon, first recorded by Muddy Waters, [2] and released as "Just Make Love to Me". The song reached number four on Billboard magazine's R&B Best Sellers chart. [3]

Backing Waters on vocals are Little Walter on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon on bass, and Fred Below on drums. [1] Waters recorded the song again for the album Electric Mud (1968).

Etta James cover version

"I Just Want to Make Love to You"
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1996 UK CD picture sleeve
Single by Etta James
from the album At Last!
Released1960 (1960)
RecordedChicago, 1960
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length3:03
Label Argo
Songwriter(s) Willie Dixon
Producer(s) Leonard Chess, Phil Chess

In 1960, Etta James recorded the song for her debut album At Last!. Her rendition also served as the B-side to her hit of that name. In 1996, it was released as a single in the UK and other European markets after being featured in a Diet Coke advertising campaign.

1996 singles charts
Chart Peak
Dutch Singles Chart [4] 27
UK Singles Chart [5] 5
Irish Singles Chart [6] 7
1998 singles charts
Chart Peak
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart [7] 31
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart [8] 15

Foghat versions

"I Just Want to Make Love to You"
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1972 German picture sleeve
Single by Foghat
from the album Foghat
B-side"A Hole to Hide In"
ReleasedOctober 1972 (1972-10)
Recorded1972
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length4:21
Label Bearsville
Songwriter(s) Willie Dixon
Producer(s) Dave Edmunds

Blues rock group Foghat released a studio version of "I Just Want to Make Love to You" on their self-titled debut album in 1972. The song was also released as a single and it became their first hit, reaching number 83 on the Billboard Hot 100.

An eight-minute version was included on Foghat Live. A 3:56 edited single was released, with "Fool for the City" as the B-side. The single version reached number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1972 singles charts
Chart Peak
Australia ( Kent Music Report) [9] 31
US Billboard Hot 100 [10] 83
1977 singles charts
Chart Peak
Canada RPM Top Singles [11] 28
US Billboard Hot 100 [10] 33

References

  1. ^ a b The Definitive Collection (CD liner). Muddy Waters. Geffen Records. 2006. pp. 13, 15. B0006273-02.{{ cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) ( link)
  2. ^ Janowitz, Bill. "Muddy Waters: I Just Want to Make Love to You – Song review". AllMusic. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 613.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Etta James – I Just Want to Make Love to You". GfK Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Etta James | Artist". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". www.irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  7. ^ "ultratop.be – Etta James – I Just Want to Make Love to You". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "ultratop.be – Etta James – I Just Want to Make Love to You". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  9. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN  0-646-11917-6.
  10. ^ a b "Foghat Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. November 5, 1977. Retrieved December 23, 2018.