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Live! Simply the Best
     

Live! Simply the Best

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by Irma Thomas
 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661211025
catalogNumber:
612110
Rank:
92694

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Performance Credits

Irma Thomas   Primary Artist,Vocals
Emile Hall   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,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
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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Live! Simply the Best 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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