Irma Thomas

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Straight From The Heart Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) Irma Thomas Take A Look
Ruler of My Heart Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Breakaway Irma Thomas Straight From The Soul
Time Is On My Side Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care
Crazy Love Irma Thomas Crazy Love (Instant Love)
Two Winters Long Irma Thomas Straight From The Soul
Let's Stay Together (Live) Irma Thomas Live in New Orleans
Wish Someone Would Care Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care
I Need Your Love So Bad Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care
Ruler Of My Heart - 2002 Digital Remaster Irma Thomas Finger Poppin' And Stompin' Feet: 20 Classic Allen Toussaint Productions For Minit Records 1960-1962
It's Raining (Live) Irma Thomas Live in New Orleans
Ruler Of My Heart - 1994 - Remaster Irma Thomas The Minit Records Story
Ruler of My Heart Irma Thomas In Concert - The Very Best Of
Ruler Of My Heart Irma Thomas The Soul Queen Of New Orleans
Ruler Of My Heart Irma Thomas The Best Of Irma Thomas
Ruler of My Heart Irma Thomas Welcome To New Orleans
Ruler of My Heart Irma Thomas Best of Louisiana Music!
I'd Do It All Over You - Phase One Irma Thomas Two Phases of Irma Thomas
Ruler of My Heart (Live) Irma Thomas The Golden Sound of Irma Thomas (Live)
Ruler of My Heart (Live) Irma Thomas Soul Sensations: Irma Thomas (Live)
It's Raining Irma Thomas Live! Simply The Best
Forever Young (Instrumental) Irma Thomas For the Rest of My Life
Ruler of My Heart Irma Thomas New Orleans: Rebuild, Restore, Rejoice
Ruler Of My Heart (Live) Irma Thomas Ruler Of My Heart
Ruler Of My Heart Irma Thomas Irma Thomas
Ruler Of My Heart (Live) Irma Thomas Live Irma - [The Dave Cash Collection]
(You Can Have My Husband But) Don't Mess With My Man (Live) Irma Thomas Ruler Of My Heart
Intro (Live) Irma Thomas Ruler Of My Heart
Breakaway Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Hittin' on Nothin' Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Hip Shakin' Mama Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
For the Good Times Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Don't Blame Him Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Friendly Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
It's Raining Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Wish Someone Would Care Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Cry On Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Girl Needs Boy Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
It's Too Soon to Know Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
That's All I Ask Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
I Done Got Over Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Gone Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
I Did My Part Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Two Winters Long Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Somebody Told You Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
(You Ain't) Hittin' On Nothing Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
For Goodness Sake Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans
Look Up (AKA Whenever) Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans

Irma Thomas (b. February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana) whose only national chart hit in a 50 year career is 1963's "Wish Someone Would Care", is an enduring, Grammy winning, soul, gospel, rhythm and blues singer from New Orleans. Known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans", she is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but did not tour as relentlessly, and industry support and major commercial success eluded her for decades. Thomas, who once was told by execs at Atlantic in the late 60's that "she just didn't have it anymore", remained undaunted, and continues to perform to a loyal and growing following worldwide. She was finally awarded a Grammy for her 2006 Rounder album " After the Rain", after more than 40 years as singer. She won The Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy again for her 2008 album "Simply Grand". Releasing her first single in 1959, she struggled to launch her career from segregated New Orleans as a teenage waitress with 4 children in the early 60's. Now, finally undergoing a late career renaissance on the Rounder label, much of her most enduring work was produced in the early 1960's by Allen Toussaint for Minit Records, and she also recorded for other labels including Imperial, Chess, and Atlantic, eventually retiring for a period before reviving her career in earnest in the late 1980's. Thomas is perhaps best known outside of New Orleans for her recording of "Time Is On My Side," which predated the hit version by the Rolling Stones. Otis Redding's hit "Pain In My Heart" was built on an earlier song, "Ruler of My Heart," recorded by Thomas. Thomas is still active as a performer, appearing annually at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and various tour dates in the US and Europe. She has reigned as Queen of the Krewe du Vieux for the 1998 New Orleans Mardi Gras season and often headlined at her own club, the Lion's Den, which is now out of business due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Irma Thomas has participated in numerous post-Katrina charity projects including The New Orleans Social Club, and won numerous awards including the Offbeat Magazine Award, Mojo Magazine's Legends award, Big Easy Award, a Family Services Award and many more. In 2009, Scott Billington compiled a Rounder records retrospective "Irma Thomas: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Soul Queen of New Orleans: " . Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.