BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby Rayge » 02 Nov 2014, 16:09

Actually, Irma never gave it up in the first place
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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby Nolamike » 04 Nov 2014, 02:56

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Six String wrote:Don't tell Aretha but I think Irma took her crown years ago. :)


Seriously?!?


I also prefer Irma. I love Aretha - I mean, you'd have to be deaf not to - but Irma just had a little extra something... I dunno what exactly, but there's something about Irma that just brings it a notch above for me.
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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby The Modernist » 06 Apr 2015, 17:28

Today I'm thinking this was the greatest single from the sixties..


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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby Rayge » 06 Apr 2015, 18:18

You know it makes sense - first single of hers I bought
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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby toomanyhatz » 09 Apr 2015, 17:49

OK, I get that it's all about the singles here, but by god every last track on this is great:

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Kind of a theme with her, awful covers with great music, eh?
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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby Flower » 09 Apr 2015, 19:11

I can't count the number of times that I've seen Irma Thomas, from various venues in New Orleans including "Jazzfest" where she'd often jump on stage with her buddy Marcia Ball and do an impromptu duet to more Northern venues. It would be difficult to pin down my favorite Irma Thomas tune but "It's Raining" is up there at the top .. I love "Breakaway" and giggle at("You can have my Husband but Please) Don't Mess with my Man" ..

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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby Guy E » 09 Apr 2015, 19:34

toomanyhatz wrote:OK, I get that it's all about the singles here, but by god every last track on this is great:

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Kind of a theme with her, awful covers with great music, eh?


Assuming it's the same album with a later reissue (which I've never seen before) pictured above, I always thought the original LP sleeve was somewhat baffling:
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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby Rayge » 09 Apr 2015, 20:01

Guy E wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:OK, I get that it's all about the singles here, but by god every last track on this is great:

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Kind of a theme with her, awful covers with great music, eh?


Assuming it's the same album with a later reissue (which I've never seen before) pictured above, I always thought the original LP sleeve was somewhat baffling:
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They are the same album. The prevailing wisdom was that black women pictured on crossover albums hit sales among white folks, hence the nonsense. Same was true of Barbara Lewis and others. Otis Blue also came complete with a white woman to perv at.


Oh, and pretty much every track on that album was released on a single A or B
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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby 'skope » 09 Apr 2015, 20:41

'skope wrote:cheers rayge.

not really much to add, but wanted to bump your thread by saying that this is in my top 5 songs of all-time.



i get the biggest of BCB hard-ons when i listen to it. in fact, i can't just listen to it once. at 1:32, i melt.


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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby Fireplug » 10 Apr 2015, 14:10

Nolamike wrote:
And if y'all ever get the chance to see her live, do - she always puts on a great show.


She certainly does. Saw year a year or two ago in Barcelona and she blew the roof off. She was clearly having an absolutely wonderful time; the sellout crowd was giving her a lot of love for her first-ever gig in Spain and she really responded.

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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby Rayge » 20 Mar 2018, 14:25

Not beyond, but bump it anyway. She's the greatest
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Re: BCB 130 - Irma Thomas

Postby LeBaron » 20 Mar 2018, 14:46

Nolamike wrote:
Phenomenal Cat wrote:
Six String wrote:Don't tell Aretha but I think Irma took her crown years ago. :)


Seriously?!?


I also prefer Irma. I love Aretha - I mean, you'd have to be deaf not to - but Irma just had a little extra something... I dunno what exactly, but there's something about Irma that just brings it a notch above for me.


I have basically the opposite view.
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