Irma Thomas

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Irma Thomas (born February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States) is an American singer from New Orleans. She is known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans".

Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never experienced their level of commercial success. In 2007, she won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for After the Rain, her first Grammy in a career spanning over 50 years.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Wish Someone Would Care Irma Thomas 1
1968 Take a Look Irma Thomas 1
1978 Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas 1
1981 Safe With Me Irma Thomas 1
1986 The New Rules Irma Thomas 1
1988 The Way I Feel Irma Thomas 1
1990 Something Good: Muscle Shoals Irma Thomas 1
1992 True Believer Irma Thomas 1
1993 Turn My World Around Irma Thomas 1
1996 Time Is on My Side Irma Thomas 1
2000 My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Irma Thomas 1
2006 After The Rain Irma Thomas 1
2007 Two Phases of Irma Thomas Irma Thomas 1
2008 Sings Irma Thomas 1
2008 The Story of My Life Irma Thomas 1
Sing It! Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas and Tracy Nelson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 In Between Tears Irma Thomas 1
1989 Ruler of Hearts Irma Thomas 1
1992 Time Is on My Side: The Best of Irma Thomas, Volume 1 Irma Thomas 1
1993 Walk Around Heaven: New Orleans Gospel Soul Irma Thomas 1
1996 Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans: The Irma Thomas Collection Irma Thomas 1
2001 If You Want It, Come and Get It Irma Thomas 1
2004 Straight From the Soul Irma Thomas 1
2006 A Woman's Viewpoint: The Essential 1970s Recordings Irma Thomas 1
2008 Simply Grand Irma Thomas 1
2009 50th Anniversary Celebration Irma Thomas 1
2011 Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Irma Thomas 1
1977 Live at the Kingfish Club Irma Thomas 1
1991 Live! Simply the Best Irma Thomas 1
2006 Live at Umbria Jazz Irma Thomas 1
Irma Thomas Live! Irma Thomas 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Ruler of My Heart / Hittin' on Nothing Irma Thomas 1
1964 Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) / Time Is on My Side Irma Thomas 1
1964 Wish Someone Would Care / Break-A-Way Irma Thomas 1
1965 I'm Gonna Cry Till My Tears Run Dry / Nobody Wants to Hear Nobody's Trouble Irma Thomas 1
1970 I'd Do It Over You / We Won't Be in Your Way Anymore Irma Thomas 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Irma Thomas-Down at Muscle Shoals Irma Thomas 1

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