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Etta James: At Last

Etta James At Last

Etta James: At Last!

It's kinda funny to find this album on a random hunt for records. After the Etta James scolded Beyonce Knowles for singing "At Last" at the inaugural ball. Etta remorse was over the Beyonce not having a signature ballad of her own to sing during such a respectful time. The late Etta has been singing this song since the 60s. The song was introduced after she returned to the studio in 1960. After a rocky start during the 50's Etta singed with Chess Records to produce this amazing comeback album.

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At Last
All I Could Do Was Cry
Stormy Weather
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Size: 51.18 MB

At Last: Lyrics
Songwriters: Mack Gordon, Harry Warren

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song

Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you

And I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known

Oh, yeah when you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine at last

Etta James Chess Record At Last

Liner Notes:

If in popular music, as in most sports, there was an award for the comeback of the year, 1960's trophy would surely have to go to Etta James.

After making one of the biggest hit records of the year in 1955, her great version o Dance With Me, Henry then following with Good Rocking Daddy and Crazy Feeling, Etta couldn't seem to do a thing right and drifted into virtual obscurity.

Her remarkable singing talent was undiminished, yet nothing went right recordingwise and she, to all outward appearances, had had it.

But then, after five long, struggling years, she signed with Argo Records. Lighting struck immediately. Her very first record for Argo, All I Could Do Was Cry, zoomed to the top of every chart in the country and Miss James was off and winging once more. Her next disc was the famed duet with Harvey, If I Can't Have You, another hit.

Then came her Dearest Darling, another chart-topper, and at last, this, her first album.

"I've been waiting a long time for this," says Etta. "I want very much to be known as a pop singer who can sing songs like Stormy Weather and Sunday Kind of Love as well as rock ballads, and I hope I've begun to prove my point here."

There can be little doubt that she has, for her performances on those songs in this album, as well as on At Last and Trust Me, are sparkling highlights that we are sure listeners will turn to again and again.

Etta, born 22 years ago in Los Angeles, is another in a long line of current top artists whose start came by singing in spiritual and gospel groups. Others who can attribute some of their stylistic background to church music include Dinah Washington, Della Resse, Brook Benton, Sam Cooke, and many more.

When she was 17, however, Etta auditioned for Johnny Otis, long the leader of one of the top bands in the country. He was so impressed with her talents that he immediately got her a recording contract and the result was Dance With Me, Henry.

Since All I Could Do Was Cry became a hit, Etta's life has been a succession of personal appearances in theaters like the Apollo in New York, the Regal in Chicago, and the Howard in Washington, tours with concert packages, and several appearances on the Dick Clark show.

It appears that never again will it be necessary for Etta James to make a comeback. She's on top not and is going to stay there.


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