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Carla Thomas (born December 21, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee) is often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul.Read More...
At the age of 17, she recorded a duet with her father Rufus Thomas, "Because I Love You" , which became a Southern hit and gave the Satellite label (later Stax Records) its first real success.
In 1961 she rose to national prominence with "Gee Whiz (Look in His Eyes)", which reached the Top Ten in both the R&B and Pop categories, becoming the first Memphis soul record to have an impact nationwide and insuring the success of the Stax Records label.
In the next ten years, she had 22 singles on the national charts, including "I'll Bring It on Home to You" (an answer to Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me"), "Let Me Be Good to You", and Isaac Hayes' "B-A-B-Y".
She is well-known for her duets with Otis Redding, from the album King & Queen, including the recordings of the Lowell Fulson composition "Tramp" and the Steve Cropper/Eddie Floyd song "Knock on Wood".
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- B-A-B-Y - 120,597 plays
- Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - 51,543 plays
- LyricsBaby, I like what you're doing to me
I'm all messed up now
Baby, I like what you're doing to me
Your mama called you no good
And like most other men I see
- Let Me Be Good to You - 32,554 plays
- Gee Whiz, It's Christmas - 29,491 plays
- Gee Whiz - 25,412 plays
- When Tomorrow Comes - 20,133 plays
- A Love of My Own - 20,039 plays
- (Mama, Mama) Wish Me Good Luck - 18,020 plays
- I Kinda Think He Does - 16,611 plays