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Following the news of Etta James's death at 73, Digital Spy takes a look at some of her most memorable songs below: > Etta James 1938-2012: Reactions

> Etta James 1938-2012: A career in pictures 'Good Rocking Daddy' (1955)

James scored her second chart hit in 1955 with this rock 'n' roll-meets-r&B number. Penned by Richard Berry and backed by the Maxwell Davis Orchestra, the track peaked at number six in the Us, and serves as an early indication of her soon-to-be world renowned vocal. 'At Last' (1960)

James's rendition of the song, which originally featured in the 1942 musical Orchestra Wives by a different artist, eventually became synonymous with the star. Released in 1960, it was her first R&B/pop crossover hit and launched her into the mainstream Billboard chart. In 1999, her version was honoured (more) »


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