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Irma Thomas

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Irma Thomas (b. February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana) whose only national chart hit in a 50 year career is 1963's "Wish Someone Would Care", is an enduring, Grammy winning, soul, gospel, rhythm and blues singer from New Orleans. Known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans", she is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but did not tour as relentlessly, and industry support and major commercial success eluded her for decades. Thomas, who once was told by execs at Atlantic in the late 60's that "she just didn't have it anymore", remained undaunted, and continues to perform to a loyal and growing following worldwide. She was finally awarded a Grammy for her 2006 Rounder album " After the Rain", after more than 40 years as singer. She won The Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy again for her 2008 album "Simply Grand".


Top Songs

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  1. Time Is On My Side  -  174,131 plays
  2. It's Raining  -  71,608 plays
    Sitting home alone, thinkin' about my past
    Wonderin' how I made it and how long it's gonna last
    Success has come to lots of them, failure's always there
    Time, time waits for no one and I wish
    How I wish someone would care, yeah
    Wish Someone Would Care  -  66,014 plays
    Ruler of my heart, father of my soul
    where can you be, I wait patiently
    my heart cries out, the pain inside
    where can you be, I wait patiently
    when you're alone, the going gets rough
    Ruler of My Heart  -  70,795 plays
  5. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)  -  65,527 plays
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