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Etta James’s legacy will live on

She was so much more than “At Last.’’ And yet for most people, Etta James is forever linked entirely to that incredible song.

I was reminded of this when the R&B singer, who also sang blues, rock, and jazz, died Friday at 73 of leukemia, in Riverside, Calif. An informal office poll revealed what I suspected: The casual fan could sing a refrain from “At Last’’ but failed to name another hit associated with James.

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