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Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas på Jazz & Heritage-festivalen i New Orleans, 2006
FödelsenamnIrma Lee
Pseudonym(er)Soul Queen of New Orleans
FöddUSA 18 februari 1941
Ponchatoula, Louisiana, USA
GenrerR&B, soul
År som aktiv1959
SkivbolagMinit Records, Imperial Records, Chess Records, Rounder Records
ArtistsamarbetenAllen Toussaint, Marcia Ball, Dr. John, Eddie Bo

Irma Thomas, född Lee, 18 februari 1941 i Ponchatoula i Louisiana, är en amerikansk soul- och rhythm and bluessångerska. Hon är känd som Soul Queen of New Orleans.[1]

Thomas är samtida med Aretha Franklin och Etta James men har aldrig haft samma kommersiella framgång. Hon har likväl högt renommé bland musikkritiker- och skivköpare. År 2007 vann hon ett Grammy-pris för Best Contemporary Blues Album med skivan After the Rain, sin första Grammy i en karriär som spänner över 50 år.

Tracey Ullman har gjort en cover på Thomas låt Breakaway från 1964.

Discografi[redigera | redigera wikitext]

Singlar[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År A-sida B-sida Skivbolag Amerikansk listplacering[2]
1959 "Don't Mess with My Man" "Set Me Free" Ron Records 328 No. 22 – R&B
1959 "A Good Man" "I May Be Wrong" Ron Records 330
1961 "Girl Needs Boy" "Cry On" Minit Records 625
1961 "It's Too Soon to Know" "That's All I Ask" Minit Records 633
1962 "Gone" "I Done Got Over It" Minit Records 642
1962 "It's Raining" "I Did My Part" Minit Records 653
1962 "Two Winters Long" "Somebody Told Me" Minit Records 660
1963 "Ruler of My Heart" "Hittin' on Nothing" Minit Records 666
1963 "For Goodness Sake" "Whenever (Look Up)" Bandy Records 368
1963 "Foolish Girl" "When I Met You" Bumba Records 711
1964 "Wish Someone Would Care" "Breakaway" Imperial Records 66013 No. 17 – Pop
1964 "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)" "Time Is on My Side" Imperial Records 66041 No. 52 – Pop
1964 "Times Have Changed" "Moments to Remember" Imperial Records 66069 No. 98 – Pop
1964 "He's My Guy" "(I Want A) True, True Love" Imperial Records 66080 No. 63 – Pop
1965 "Some Things You Never Get Used To" "You Don't Miss a Good Thing" Imperial Records 66095
1965 "I'm Gonna Cry Till My Tears Run Dry" "Nobody Wants to Hear Nobody's Troubles" Imperial Records 66106
1965 "It's Starting to Get to Me Now" "Hurt's All Gone" Imperial Records 66120
1965 "Take a Look" "What Are You Trying to Do" Imperial Records 66137
1966 "It's a Man's-Woman's World (part 1)" "It's a Man's-Woman's World (part 2)" Imperial Records 66178
1967 "Somewhere Crying" "Cheater Man" Chess Records 2010
1967 "A Woman Will Do Wrong" "I Gave You Everything" Chess Records 2017
1968 "Good to Me" "We Got Something Good" Chess Records 2036 No. 42 – R&B
1970 "Save a Little Bit For Me" "That's How I Feel About You" Canyon Records 21
1971 "I'd Do It All Over You" "We Won't Be in Your Way Anymore" Canyon Records 31
1972 "Full Time Woman" "She's Taking My Part" Cotillion Records 41444
1973 "She'll Never Be Your Wife" "You're the Dog" Fungus Records 15119
1973 "In Between Tears (part 1)" "In Between Tears (part 2)" Fungus Records 15141
1974 "Coming from Behind (part 1)" "Coming from Behind (part 2)" Fungus Records 15353
1977 "Don't Blame Him" "Breakaway" Maison de Soul 1012
1978 "Hip Shakin' Mama" "Hittin' on Nothin'" Maison de Soul 1058
1979 "Safe With Me" "Zero Willpower" RCS Records 1006
1980 "Take What You Find" "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" RCS Records 1008
1980 "A Woman Left Lonely" "Dance Me Down Easy" RCS Records 1010
1981 "Looking Back" "Don't Stop" RCS Records 1013
1988 "Mardi Gras Manbo" "I Believe Saints Go All the Way" Sound of New Orleans 10311


2013 "For The Rest Of My Life" "Forever Young" Swamp Island


Albums[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Namn Skivbolag Noteringar
1964 Wish Someone Would Care Imperial Records
1966 Take a Look Imperial
1973 In Between Tears Fungus
1977 Irma Thomas Live – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Island
1978 Soul Queen of New Orleans Maison de Soul
1979 Safe with Me RCS
1981 In Between Tears Charly Återutgåva, Fungus LP
1981 Hip Shakin' Mama Charly Återutgåva, Island LP
1984 Down at Muscle Shoals Chess Records/P-Vine Records|P-Vine Inspelad 1967/68 för Chess
1986 The New Rules Rounder
1988 The Way I Feel Rounder
1991 Live: Simply the Best Rounder
1992 True Believer Rounder
1993 Walk Around Heaven: New Orleans Gospel Soul Rounder
1993 Turn My World Around Shanachie
1997 The Story of My Life Rounder
1998 Sing It! Rounder I samarbete med Marcia Ball & Tracy Nelson
2000 My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Rounder
2006 After the Rain Rounder
2008 Simply Grand Rounder /Decca
2014 Full Time Woman – The Lost Cotillion Album RGM/Rhino Inspelad 1971/72 för Atlantic/Cotillion


Samlingsalbum[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Namn Skivbolag Noteringar
1979 Irma Thomas Sings Bandy Bandy/Minit recordings
1983 Time Is on My Side Kent Minit/Imperial recordings
1986 Break-A-Way: The Best of Irma Thomas Legendary Masters Series (EMI-USA)
1987 BreakaWay Stateside Minit/Imperial recordings
1990 Something Good: The Muscle Shoals Sessions MCA/Chess Chess recordings
1991 Safe with Me/Irma Thomas Live Paula
1992 Time Is on My Side: The Best of Irma Thomas Volume 1 EMI-USA Minit/Imperial
1996 Ruler of Hearts Charly Minit/Bandy/Island
1996 Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans: The Irma Thomas Collection Razor & Tie Minit/Imperial
1996 Time Is on My Side Kent Utökad version
2001 If You Want It, Come and Get It Rounder
2005 Straight from the Soul Stateside Minit/Imperial
2006 A Woman's Viewpoint: The Essential 1970s Recordings Ace Fungus/Canyon/RCS
2006 Wish Someone Would Care/Take a Look Collectables Imperial
2009 The Soul Queen of New Orleans: 50th Anniversary Celebration Rounder Three previously unreleased, out of fifteen tracks


Gästframträdanden[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Namn Artist Skivbolag Noteringar
1993 Blues Summit B.B. King MCA Duet on "We're Gonna Make It"[6]
2005 I Believe to My Soul Blandade artister Rhino Singing "Loving Arms"[7]
2005 Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast Blandade artister Elektra/Nonesuch Records Singing "Back Water Blues"[8]
2006 Sing Me Back Home The New Orleans Social Club Burgundy Records/Honey Darling Duet med Marcia Ball på "Look Up"[9]
2007 Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino Blandade artister Vanguard Records Duet med Marcia Ball på "I Can't Get New Orleans Off My Mind"[10]
2010 Ya-Ka-May Galactica Anti Sång på "Heart of Steel"[11]
2011 Let Them Talk Hugh Laurie Warner Bros. Sång på "John Henry" and "Baby, Please Make a Change"

Referenser[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. [[[:Mall:AllMusic]] ”Biography: Irma Thomas”]. Biography: Irma Thomas. AllMusic. Mall:AllMusic. 
  2. ^ ”Irma Thomas - Chart history - Billboard”. 
  3. ^ ”Irma Thomas: A discography of US singles”. Irma Thomas: A discography of US singles. 
  4. ^ ”Spotify: Irma Thomas”. Spotify: Irma Thomas. 
  5. ^ [a b] ”Irma Thomas - Album Discography - AllMusic”. AllMusic. 
  6. ^ ”Blues Summit - B.B. King - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic”. AllMusic. 
  7. ^ ”I Believe to My Soul - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic”. AllMusic. 
  8. ^ ”Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic”. AllMusic. 
  9. ^ ”Sing Me Back Home - The New Orleans Social Club - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic”. AllMusic. 
  10. ^ ”I Can't Get New Orleans Off My Mind, Discogs”. Discogs. 
  11. ^ ”Ya-Ka-May - Galactic - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic”. AllMusic. 

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