Irma Thomas

It's Raining - The Allen Toussaint Sessions

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Known as the Soul Queen of New Orleans, singer Irma Thomas (born in 1941) is arguably the most underrated soul singer ever

Although her voice and musical expression are unparalleled, she never achieved the same degree of fame as her contemporaries Aretha Franklin and Etta James. Nevertheless, her 50-year career has been highly praised in recent years, and she even won a Grammy in 2007. This 18- track vinyl release compiles all of the sessions she recorded with renowned producer Allen Toussaint, who also composed most of the songs. Here is one of America's most distinctive and classic singers, a treasure from the golden age of soul music.

All tracks recorded in New Orleans between 1959 and 1962 and originally issued on 45rpm singles.


It's Raining
I May Be Wrong
It's Too Soon To Know
I Done Got Over It
Two Winters Long
For Goodness Sake
That's All I Ask
I Did My Part
A Good Man
Cry On
Girl Needs A Boy
Don't Mess With My Man
(You Ain't) Hittin On Nothing
Ruler Of My Heart
Somebody Told You
Set Me Free

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