23 Jul 2014

Marty Duda's artist of the week: Irma Thomas

From Nine To Noon, 11:10 am on 23 July 2014

Irma is officially "The Soul Queen Of New Orleans". Although she's never had a big hit, she's been making fantastic records since 1960. Among her most well-known recording are It's Raining from 1963 and Time Is On My Side from 1964. The Rolling Stones first heard Time Is On My Side from Irma Thomas. Irma is still performing live and recording, her most recent album is 2008's Simply Grand, in which she is accompanied by pianists like Dr John who also played on her first recording. Tracks: 1. Don't Mess With My Man (2:05) - Irma Thomas taken from 1960 single (Ron) 2. Time Is On My Side (2:49) - Irma Thomas taken from 1964 single (Imperial) 3. It's Raining (3:57) - Irma Thomas taken from 1991 album 'Live! Simply The Best' (Rounder) 4. Be You (5:02) - Irma Thomas taken from 2008 album 'Simply Grand' (Rounder)