Song of the Day Jan 26

January 26, 2024


This month I’m focusing on some great hits from the 60s.


Today our song is:  At Last


Wikipedia tells us this about the song:


"At Last" is a song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical film Sun Valley Serenade (1941). Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded the tune several times, with a 1942 version reaching number two on the US Billboard pop music chart.

In 1960, rhythm and blues singer Etta James recorded an arrangement by Riley Hampton that improvised on Warren's original melody. Etta James' rendition was the title track on her debut album At Last! (1960) and was eventually inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Most recently, Celine Dion and Beyoncé have also had chart successes with the song.


Glenn Miller 


Etta James



Enjoy!


Comments

  1. I never knew this! Mary, did you ever see Sun Valley Serenade when we lived in Sun Valley?

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  2. I had no idea it came from the big band Era. It does sound so different bit I have to say I like the torch song style by Etta better

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  3. Would I be in trouble if I said that I like the Big Band version better?

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