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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Irma Thomas has long been an institution in New Orleans-based R&B. This live CD is both a strong introduction to her powerful voice and a summation of her career up to 1990, mixing together remakes of some of her mid-'60s recordings with more current material. Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd, Thomas sounds inspired and in her prime throughout the consistently passionate set. Of the highlights, "Hip Shakin' Mama" is a humorous blues, "I Needed Somebody" is especially soulful if overly repetitive near its conclusion, "It's Raining" is memorable, and "Second Line Medley" effectively mixes in a touch of Dixieland with R&B. An excellent introduction to the talented ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Irma Thomas has long been an institution in New Orleans-based R&B. This live CD is both a strong introduction to her powerful voice and a summation of her career up to 1990, mixing together remakes of some of her mid-'60s recordings with more current material. Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd, Thomas sounds inspired and in her prime throughout the consistently passionate set. Of the highlights, "Hip Shakin' Mama" is a humorous blues, "I Needed Somebody" is especially soulful if overly repetitive near its conclusion, "It's Raining" is memorable, and "Second Line Medley" effectively mixes in a touch of Dixieland with R&B. An excellent introduction to the talented Irma Thomas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661211025
  • Catalog Number: 612110
  • Sales rank: 68,955

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Irma Thomas Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Emile Hall Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Frank Parker Trumpet, Background Vocals
Harold Scott Bass
Doc Watkins Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Lawrence Weber Trumpet, Background Vocals
Wilbert Widow Drums
Warner Williams Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Frank Parker Trumpet, Background Vocals
George Scott Guitar
Technical Credits
Irma Thomas Producer
Scott Billington Producer, Liner Notes
Phil Edwards Engineer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Norman Meade Composer
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