For over a half a century, Etta James all but defined the role of the quintessential rhythm & blues vocalist. She transcended all musical categories and styles with a recording career that spanned more than five decades. In 1993, Etta was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2001 she was inducted by both the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame. Throughout her peerless career, James created a remarkably deep and diverse catalog of R&B, blues, soul, pop and jazz recordings and has been cited as a major influence by a wide range of artists.
Etta James' iconic debut, At Last! was originally released in 1961 on Chess subsidiary label, Argo. The album's title track "At Last" and "All I Could Do Was Cry" (co-written by future Motown mogul Berry Gordy) both went to Number 2 on the R&B charts, while the album itself has gone down in history as one of the great classic albums of early R&B. Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record, with the original album artwork and 4 bonus tracks (previously only available on CD).