This time Ms. James treats us to a duet with Moonglows founder Harvey Fuqua. “If I Can’t Have You” is sincere and heartfelt, but still feels playful as the duo sings,

The way you hug me, The way you squeeze me

The way you kiss me, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, If I can’t have you

In 2000, Mr. Fuqua revealed and he and Ms. James had recorded an entire album that had yet to be released. Hopefully the record label will see not only the need for a resurgence of this type of quality music, but also the level appreciation for Ms. James’ catalog as a sign to finally release the duet album. “If I Can’t Have You” is available on the collection “Essential Etta James“.