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Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas

1941 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Blues, R&B/Soul/Funk

New Orleans' very own Soul Queen, a title bestowed on the Big Easy resident by the town itself, started singing in a Baptist church choir as a teenager and auditioned for Speciality Records when she was 13 years old. By the time she was 20, Thomas had 4 kids and was twice divorced. Fiery romance and heartache infuse her soulful renditions, starting with her 1960 debut single You Can Have My Husband (But Don't Mess With My Man), which reached number 22 on the Billboard R&B chart. In 2007, Thomas won her first Grammy. The following year, she released Simply Grand. Indeed.

1998 Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson "Sing It!" Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at 6 p.m.
Spectrum de Montréal
2008 Irma Thomas - The Soul Queen of New Orleans and guests Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Ukrainian Federation
2009 Irma Thomas Friday, July 10, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - PdA

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