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Irma Thomas (18th February Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:14 am
by john poole
Irma Lee - born 18th February, 1941 (Ponchatoula, Louisiana)

With Allen Toussaint -

'Ruler of my Heart' - one of my favourites by Irma & Allen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kky3BPNG7Jg

'Time is on my side' -cuts in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsjw9eaMdnA

It's twenty five years ago now, so I can't be sure, but I think these clips may be from a BBC2 Mardi Gras theme evening.

Re: Irma Thomas (18th February Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:56 pm
by Willy
Thanks John, for those clips. I looked around, hoping to find one without the hiss, well there are, of course others but this is by far the best performance. No wonder then, why you chose them.

Re: Irma Thomas (18th February Birthday)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:59 am
by john poole
The Soul Queen of New Orleans, 76 today.

Here singing Bessie Smith's 'Backwater Blues' alongside Buckwheat Zydeco (R.I.P.) and Ry Cooder at a 2005 post-Katrina concert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD8RGeXQeoA

Interviewed together with Allen Toussaint in 2015, just a couple of week's prior to Allen's passing, talking about their early days, influences, and work together (one hour split into three parts)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KxrMGO8iYk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPjG6L1zc1U&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W2uX9emk4U

Irma continues to make live appearances but appears not to have recorded since 2008.

Re: Irma Thomas (18th February Birthday)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:51 am
by judith
Thank you, John.