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Irma Thomas
Soul Queen Of New Orleans

Soul Queen Of New Orleans

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For the past 50 years Irma Thomas has been the undisputed Soul Queen Of New Orleans, recording for labels such as Chess, Imperial and Island, scoring pop and R&B hits and releasing Grammy nominated albums. Despite this illustrious career many soul fans regard her earliest recordings as her finest.

Thomas was discovered by bandleader Tommy Ridgley while waitressing in the Pimilico club in New Orleans. Ridgley helped her win a contract with the Ron label, before moving to the Bandy and Minit label, where she teamed up with the legendary producer Allen Toussaint.

Disc 1 of this 2CD set features the all the singles she recorded for Minit, Ron and Bandy along with b-sides and demos. The demos have been specially enhanced for this release to remove the audible tape noises which versions blighted previously available.

The second disc features a 1976 live performance recorded at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, originally released that year on Island Records. For the show Thomas was reunited with Tommy Ridgley and blasted through many of the New Orleans classics featuered on disc 1 along with her covers of contemporary disco hits Lady Marmalade and Shame, Shame, Shame.

Soul Queen Of New Orleans is packaged in a deluxe rigid double digi-book.

Disc One
Ron/Minit/Bandy Masters 1960 -1963
Don’t Mess With My Man
Set Me Free
A Good Man
I May Be Wrong
Cry On
Girl Needs Boy
It’s Too Soon To Know
That’s All I Ask
I Done Got Over
Gone
It’s Raining
I Did My Part
Two Winters Long
Somebody Told You
Ruler Of My Heart
(You Ain’t) Hittin On Nothing
For Goodness Sake
Look Up (aka Whenever)
Your Love Is True (Demo)
It’s Too Soon To Know (Demo)

Disc Two
Live April 1976 at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
You Can Have My Husband
Cry On
I Won’t Cry
Ruler Of My Heart
I Done Got Over
It’s Raining
Shame, Shame,Shame
Hip Shakin’ Mama
Lady Marmalade
Wish Someone Would Care

Soul Queen Of New Orleans

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