At Last Introduction
The world mourned when jazz/soul/blues/everything legend Etta James died in January 2012, but she did not go down without a fight—literally. It was unsurprising, though, as James’s career has been filled with drama and controversy. “At Last,” her signature song, has often been at the center of such controversy. The song is a classic, and it has been covered by countless singers—both before and after James recorded it in 1960—, but James decided to lay forceful claim to the song in 2009 after a certain sweetheart of American popular music covered it at a very important event. Read on for the rollercoaster tale of Etta James’s tumultuous career and her beef with Beyoncé.
About the Song
|Artist||Etta James||Musician(s)||Etta James (vocals), Chess Records house band (instrumentals)|
|Writer(s)||Mack Gordon, Harry Warren|
|Producer(s)||Phil Chess, Leonard Chess|
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On the Charts“At Last” hit #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. It was #1 on the Hot R&B Chart.
Etta James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. She has also been honored in the Blues Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame.
James’ version of “At Last” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
Rolling Stone named Etta James #22 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of all Time.