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Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care - Take A Look

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Irma Thomas: Wish Someone Would Care - Take A Look

(2006/COLLECTABLES) 24 tracks - Imperial 1964 & 1966


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1: Wish Someone Would Care  
2: I Need Your Love So Bad  
3: Without Love  
4: Please Sent Me Someone To Love  
5: Another Woman's Man  
6: Sufferin' With The Blues  
7: Time Is On My Side  
8: While The City Sleeps  
9: Straight From The Heart  
10: I've Been There  
11: I Need You So  
12: Break-A-Way  
13: Take A Look  
14: Teasing, But You're Pleasing  
15: I Haven't Got Time To Cry  
16: You Don't Miss A Good Thing  
17: Some Things You Never Get Used To  
18: Anyone Who Knows What Love Is  
19: It's Starting To Get To Me Now  
20: Times Have Changed  
21: He's My Guy  
22: Baby Don't Look Down  
23: What Are You Trying To Do  
24: Wait, Wait, Wait  


Artikeleigenschaften von Irma Thomas: Wish Someone Would Care - Take A Look

  • Interpret: Irma Thomas

  • Albumtitel: Wish Someone Would Care - Take A Look

  • Artikelart CD

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Soul
  • Music Style Soul
  • Music Sub-Genre 254 Soul
  • Erscheinungsjahr 2006

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Soul

  • EAN: 0090431290620

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.107

Interpreten-Beschreibung "Thomas, Irma"

Irma Thomas

Don’t Mess With My Man

Irma Thomas

Don’t Mess With My Man


This was the first the world heard of soul chanteuse Irma Thomas, and the song has become so popular that any female singer in any bar is still guaranteed a good response from it. Born Irma Lee in Pontachoula, Louisiana on February 18, 1941, she moved with her family to New Orleans three years later. “We lived in a rooming house near the Bell Motel on Melpomene Street,” she told Jeff Hannusch. “The lounge in the motel had a jukebox, and I’d sneak off and listen to it every chance I got.” Pregnant at 14, she married the father of her child, and then married Andrew Thomas, with whom she had two more kids.

Leaving the children with her mother, Irma began singing with Tommy Ridgely at the Pimlico Club. Ridgely introduced her to Joe Ruffino, owner of the Ric and Ron labels, and Irma auditioned for Ruffino in the back of his distributorship. Dorothy Labostrie, whom we last encountered cleaning up Little Richard’s Tutti Frutti, had written Don’t Mess With My Man. “That was a kind of bold song,” she said, “especially for 1959. I was looking for a young girl with a lot of spirit to sing it. Irma came along, and she had the voice.” Ruffino wanted to get it recorded right away. “The next day, we went to the studio,” Thomas told Hannusch. “I didn’t have enough sense to be scared.” Ruffino hired Eddie Bo as arranger, and cut the session at Cosimo Matassa’s studio. According to Labostrie, backing was provided by Edgar Blanchard’s Gondoliers.

Bo’s arrangement called for a brisk shuffle, and Irma sounds older than her years. The song became a local breakout and then a nationwide hit. Irma hit the road in a beat-up Mercury stationwagon. Even then, she found that the song evoked a potent response. It peaked at a rather lowly #22 on the R&B charts, but sold much better than that placing suggests. It also heralded a long, ongoing career.


Various - Blowing The Fuse 1960

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