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Etta James - At Last! (1961/2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Etta James - At Last! (1961/2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Etta James
Title: At Last!
Genre: Blues, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues
Label: © Geffen Records
Release Date: 1961/2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 28:58
Recorded: January – October 1960

At Last! is the debut studio album by American blues and soul artist Etta James, which includes the title song "At Last". The album was released on Argo Records in November of 1960 and was produced by Phil and Leonard Chess. The original release contained four of James' hits on the Rhythm and Blues Records Chart between 1960 and 1961. It was her first of five studio albums James would release on the Argo label. At Last! was ranked at #119 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2012.

After spending a few years in limbo after scoring her first R&B hits "Dance With Me, Henry" and "Good Rocking Daddy," Etta James returned to the spotlight in 1961 with her first Chess release, At Last. James made both the R&B and pop charts with the album's title cut, "All I Could Do Was Cry," and "Trust in Me." What makes At Last a great album is not only the solid hits it contains, but also the strong variety of material throughout. James expertly handles jazz standards like "Stormy Weather" and "A Sunday Kind of Love," as well as Willie Dixon's blues classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You." James demonstrates her keen facility on the title track in particular, as she easily moves from powerful blues shouting to more subtle, airy phrasing; her Ruth Brown-inspired, bad-girl growl only adds to the intensity. James would go on to even greater success with later hits like "Tell Mama," but on At Last one hears the singer at her peak in a swinging and varied program of blues, R&B, and jazz standards. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook

Tracklist:
1. Anything To Say You're Mine 02:37
2. My Dearest Darling 03:03
3. Trust In Me 03:00
4. A Sunday Kind Of Love 03:17
5. Tough Mary 02:27
6. I Just Want To Make Love To You 03:07
7. At Last 03:01
8. All I Could Do Was Cry 02:57
9. Stormy Weather 03:08
10. Girl Of My Dreams 02:21

Personnel:
Etta James, vocals
Harvey Fuqua, vocals
Riley Hampton - arranger, conductor


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