I have fond memories of the rhythm and blues vocals of the Queen of Jazz. I will miss the sounds of Etta James, also known as "Miss Peaches." Perhaps she warmed your heart also. I am interested in your thoughts. Here's a little bit about Etta James from Wikipedia:
"Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer whose style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. Starting her career in the mid 1950s, she gained fame with hits such as "Dance With Me, Henry", "At Last", "Tell Mama", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she claimed she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems, including drug addiction, before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album The Seven Year Itch.
James is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and is the winner of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. Rolling Stone ranked James number 22 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 62 on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists."
Music Chords to At Last
(A7) D Bm Em7 A9 Em7 D Bm7 Em7 At last my love has come along, A7+5 A7 D Bm7 Em7 My lonely days are over Gdim A7 D Bm Gdim A9 And life is like a song. A7 D Bm Em7 A9 Em7 D Bm7 Em7 At last the skies above are blue; A7+5 A7 D Bm7 Em7 My heart was wrapped in clover Gdim A7 D Gm Gdim D The night I looked at you. Bridge: A7 D7 G+7 Gdim Dm7 D6 I found a dream that I can speak to, C+ Bm6 Fdim F#m A dream that I can call my own, Bm6 Dm6 E7 Am7 A6 I found a thrill to press my cheek to, D Bm7 Cdim A Em7 (A7) A thrill I've never known. (A7) D Bm Em7 A9 Em7 D Bm7 Em7 You smiled and then the spell was cast, A7+5 A7 D Bm7 Em7 And here we are in heaven, First Time: Gdim A7 D Bm Em Gdim (A7) For you are mine at last. Last Time: Gdim A7 D6 Gm Gdim D6 For you are mine at last.
I like to play this song in the Key of G. Here is the chord chart. You can print the sheet
music at chords and midi
(D7) G Em7 Am7 Eb7 D7 G Em7 Am7 At last my love has come along, D9/F# G Em7 Am7 My lonely days are over Eb7 D7 G E7 Eb7 Eb7/Bb D7 D7/A And life is like a song. G Em7 Am7 Eb7 D7 G Em7 Am7 At last the skies above are blue; D9/F# G Em Am7 My heart was wrapped in clover D9/F# G7 C7 G7 Fdim7 Am7 The night I looked at you. Bridge: [ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/e/etta_james/at_last_crd.html ] D Gmaj7 G6 I found a dream that I can speak to, F#7 G7 F#7 Bm7 A dream that I can call my own, D/A Em7 A7 D F#dim7 I found a thrill to press my cheek to, Em7 A7 Am7 (D7/F#) A thrill I've never known. G Em Am7 Eb7 D7 G Em7 Am7 You smiled and then the spell was cast, D9/F# G D Em Eb7 And here we are in heaven, First Time: Eb7/Bb D7 D7/A G Em7 (Am7) For you are mine at last. Last Time: Eb7 D7 G Em Am7 Eb7 D7 G9 For you are mine at last.
Maybe I will post a video and write down the chords I'm playing. It has a very cool rhythm with 12 beats to the measure and an eighth note getting one count.
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Al the best,
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