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Riff: Etta James – “At Last”

Jun 19, 2014

At last/My love has come along/My lonely days are over/And life is like a song

from At Last lyrics by Etta James

James’ undeniable classic could have just been another in a sea of love-ballads released during its era. However, the syrupy delivery of both her lines and the string parts give the song its sigh-of-relief feeling of finding love after a lifetime of searching, with just a dash of sass; [LISTEN].

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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