Irma Thomas at Ground Zero in Biloxi
The unrivaled Irma Thomas ranks among R&B’s greatest and most enduring musical ambassadors to ever grace the music scene. The “Soul Queen of New Orleans” is a Grammy winning, soul, gospel, R&B singer from New Orleans. She is a contemporary of the late Aretha Franklin and Etta James. She was awarded a Grammy for her 2006 post-Katrina Rounder album After the Rain, and another Grammy again for her 2008 album Simply Grand.
Releasing her first single in 1959, Thomas is perhaps best known outside the Gulf Coast for her recording of “Time Is On My Side,” which predated the version by the Rolling Stones. Otis Redding’s hit “Pain In My Heart” was built on an earlier song, “Ruler of My Heart,” recorded by Thomas.
This night will prove to be “An Intimate Evening” with the “Soul Queen” in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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