Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 29

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Well, we have heard a lot of old songs this month. Some are oldies that have a definite sound that remind us of a particular time period that we remember but is now gone. Then there are old songs that still sound as fresh today as the day they were recorded. One of those songs that I enjoy listening to despite its age is At Last by Etta James. 

James who crossed the line often between blues, jazz and rock was one of those timeless performers. Despite a difficult life that included numerous bouts with drug addictions she found a way to keep coming back. 

There is a story that says that Etta James once went steady with another young blues singer B.B. King when she was 16. It is believed that B.B. King's hit single "Sweet Sixteen" was about Etta.

James who won six Grammy Awards and 17 Blues Music Awards, was inducted into the both the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Rolling Stone Magazine has ranked her 22 on the list of 100 Greatest Singers. 

At Last was written in 1941 and was first recorded by Glenn Miller and his orchestra. But it wasn't until James recorded her version in 1960 that the song became a classic. Over time the song has become a standard for weddings, anniversaries or whenever a tender moment inspires us. 

Sit back and relax. Listen to Etta James’ deep earthy voice as she sings the blues.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joseph. Must say, always a pleasure to listen to Etta. Missed a few of your posts as I was off the grid for a few days. Enjoy your day 

Jun 29, 2019 05:02 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Joseph,  You pick a good one that we all can relate to from the old days.

Jun 29, 2019 08:23 AM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I've always loved that Etta James tune, Joseph.  I'm enjoying your series on the oldies!

Jun 29, 2019 02:23 PM #3
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