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Irma Thomas

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Biography

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".

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Top Songs

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  1. Time Is On My Side  -  182,395 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    Anyone
    Anyone
    Anyone
    Anyone
    You can blame me
    Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)  -  110,749 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Cry, cry
    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, and failure's always there
    Time, time waits for no one and I wish, how I wish someone would care
    Wish Someone Would Care  -  70,245 plays
  4. It's Raining  -  73,852 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Ruler of my heart
    Driver of my soul
    Where can you be?
    I wait patiently
    My heart cries out
    Ruler of My Heart  -  75,427 plays
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