Posts Tagged ‘Irma Thomas’

It’s Raining

January 22, 2023

“It’s Raining,” written by Allen Toussaint (as “Naomi Neville”), recorded by Irma Thomas, 1961.

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The Hurt’s All Gone

January 15, 2023

“The Hurt’s All Gone,” written by Jerry Ragovoy and Roy Alfred, recorded by Irma Thomas, 1965.

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Good To Me

November 5, 2022

“Good To Me,” written by Otis Redding and Julius Green, recorded by Irma Thomas, 1968.

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River Is Waiting

June 11, 2022

“River is Waiting,” written by John Fogerty, recorded by Irma Thomas, 2008. Henry Butler (piano), James Singleton (bass), Raymond Weber (drums), Charles Elam III, Earl Smith, and Elaine Foster (backing vocals).

The river is waiting, come rise up
A new day is dawning, come rise up
We be sailing at first light, come gather
Set our course for the crossing together

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Anyone Who Knows What Love Is

February 24, 2018

“Anyone Who Knows What Love Is,” written by Jeannie Seely, Randy Newman, Judith Arbuckle, and Sharon Sheeran, sung by Irma Thomas in 1964. Arranged and conducted by H.B. Barnum; produced by Edward Wiley Ray. Wish we knew who was in that recording session.

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Time Is On My Side

March 6, 2016

“Time Is on My Side,” written by Jerry Ragovoy with additional lyrics by Jimmy Norman. Performed by 22-year-old Irma Thomas. A bunch of scruffy young Brits recorded it, too.

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May Every Day Be Christmas

December 25, 2015

“May Ev’ry Day be Christmas,” sung by Irma Thomas with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. An interesting blend of musical traditions, since Ms. Thomas is known for R&B, the PHJB is the foremost interpreter of the earlier Hot Jazz, and the song was written by Jump Blues practitioner Louis Jordan. Here’s the original 1951 recording by the composer and his Tympany Five, with Bill Davis on the Hammond B3 organ:

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May Every Day be Christmas

December 30, 2014

“May Ev’ry Day be Christmas,” sung by Irma Thomas with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. An interesting blend of musical traditions, since Ms. Thomas is known for R&B, the PHJB is the foremost interpreter of the earlier Hot Jazz, and the song was written by Jump Blues practitioner Louis Jordan. Here’s the original 1951 recording by the composer and his Tympany Five, with Bill Davis on the Hammond B3 organ:

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