RIP Etta James, The Matriarch of R&B

Shawn King, The Loop:

She will be forever known for the classic song, “At Last” – originally written for the Glen Miller Orchestra in the 1940′s. She first recorded it in 1961 and it is still one of the most achingly beautiful renditions of a love song you’ll ever hear.

When you hear Adele, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce et al try and wring emotion out of a song, you’re hearing Etta James. And she did it better.

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