The Story of My Life

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Story of My LIfe stands out among latter-day Irma Thomas albums not only because she gives a consistently excellent performance, but because the record boasts three new songs from Dan Penn, who wrote some of the greatest soul songs of the '60s. While his new songs "Hold Me While I Cry," "I Count the Teardrops," "I Won't Cry for You" aren't quite as strong as his best, they are nevertheless wonderful contemporary soul numbers, and they help make the record, the remainder of which is comprised of covers and slightly weaker new numbers, one of Thomas' best latter-day albums.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Story of My LIfe stands out among latter-day Irma Thomas albums not only because she gives a consistently excellent performance, but because the record boasts three new songs from Dan Penn, who wrote some of the greatest soul songs of the '60s. While his new songs "Hold Me While I Cry," "I Count the Teardrops," "I Won't Cry for You" aren't quite as strong as his best, they are nevertheless wonderful contemporary soul numbers, and they help make the record, the remainder of which is comprised of covers and slightly weaker new numbers, one of Thomas' best latter-day albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/1997
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661214927
  • Catalog Number: 612149
  • Sales rank: 149,374

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Irma Thomas Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
David Torkanowsky Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Dan Penn Acoustic Guitar
Chris Belleau Trombone
Charles Elam III Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Elaine Foster Background Vocals
Lisa Foster Background Vocals
George Porter Jr. Bass
Bill "Foots" Samuel Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jamil Sharif Trumpet
Michael Toles Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Carson Whitsett Wurlitzer
Jack Williams Trumpet, Valve Trombone
Warner Williams Keyboards
Earl J. Smith Jr. Background Vocals
Raymond Weber Drums
Technical Credits
Aretha Franklin Composer
Irma Thomas Composer, Producer
Ted Lewis Composer
Dan Penn Composer
Scott Billington Producer
David Farrell Engineer
Bill "Foots" Samuel Horn Arrangements
Carson Whitsett Composer
Warner Williams Arranger
Raymond Weber Contributor, Water Bottle
Mike Goodwin Liner Notes
Tom Coyne Mastering
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