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Etta James: A farewell playlist (1938-2012)

The golden-voiced soul icon passed away Jan. 20 after a long battle with leukemia. The 73-year-old was often defined by her signature song ''At Last.'' But her rich catalog goes much deeper than that wedding-ceremony staple. Below, five of Etta's best

”All I Could Do Was Cry” (1960)
A devastating doo-wop ballad in which Etta watches her love wed another woman.

”I Just Wanna Make Love to You” (1961)
Her scorching take on Muddy Waters’ slow-burning blues classic.

”A Sunday Kind of Love” (1961)
A hip-swaying dream of a romance built to ”last past Saturday night.”

”I Prefer You” (1966)
Etta put all her sass and rasp into this tribute to the unfancy guy who has her heart.

”Damn Your Eyes” (1989)
She can’t resist a nice set of peepers — even when the man behind them is no good.