“At Last”

Jessica Boullion

“At Last” is a 1942 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren and first performed by Glenn Miller. Although the song was a major hit for Miller, it was largely forgotten until it was covered by blues singer Etta James.

The song became James’ signature song and was the third in a string of successful songs from her Chess Records debut album At Last! Upon its release in April of 1961, “At Last” became her second No. 2 R&B hit and crossed over to pop radio, peaking at No. 23 there. Despite its rather low pop chart standing, the song is well-known and is still played regularly on oldies radio stations.

In the decades since its release it has been covered by a number of artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, C

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