Irma Thomas Similar Artists

Lee Dorsey - 100% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Irving Lee Dorsey, 24 December 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 1 December 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. An ex-boxer (nicknamed ‘Kid Chocolate’) turned singer, Dorsey first recorded for Joe Banashak’s Instant label. One song, ‘Lottie Mo’, became a regional hit and led to a contract with Fury. The infectious ‘Ya Ya’ (1961) was a nu Read more

Solomon Burke - 93% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 March 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The former ‘Wonder Boy Preacher’, Burke’s first recordings appeared on the New York-based Apollo label. From 1955-59 he attempted various styles until a brisk rocker, ‘Be Bop Grandma’, attracted the attention of Atlantic Records. An eclectic performer, his reading of a sentimental country song, ‘Ju Read more

Joe Tex - 87% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Easy Listening Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Arrington Jnr., 8 August 1933, Rogers, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1982, Navasota, Texas, USA. The professional career of this popular singer began onstage at the Apollo. He won first place in a 1954 talent contest and duly secured a record deal. Releases on King Records, Ace Records and the Anna labels were derivative and disappointing, but Tex meanwhile honed his songw Read more

Ernie K. Doe - 86% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Allen Toussaint - 84% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

Bettye LaVette - 84% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Betty Harris - 81% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1943, Orlando, Florida, USA. A former maid to Big Maybelle, with whom she would duet onstage, Harris was subsequently signed to Jubilee Records where her version of Solomon Burke’s hit, ‘Cry To Me’, reached the US R&B Top 10 and national Top 30 in 1963. A follow-up, ‘His Kiss’, was a minor success, but this expressive singer matured upon signing Read more

Johnnie Taylor - 79% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more

James Carr - 78% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 June 1942, Coahoma, Mississippi, USA, d. 7 January 2001, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Carr grew up in Memphis where he sang gospel in the Sunset Travellers and the Harmony Echoes and was discovered by Memphis gospel-group mentor Roosevelt Jamison. This budding manager and songwriter brought Carr to the Goldwax Records label, run by Quinton Claunch. It took four singles to de Read more

Wilson Pickett - 78% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 March 1941, Prattville, Alabama, USA, d. 19 January 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA. The ‘wicked Pickett’ was one of the great southern soul singers to emerge during the 60s. Pickett moved to Detroit, Michigan in his early teens. He joined gospel group the Violinaires and embarked on church tours throughout North America. In his late teens he graduated to secular mu Read more

Carla Thomas - 75% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of Rufus Thomas, Carla first performed with the Teen Town Singers. ‘‘Cause I Love You’, a duet with her father, was released on Satellite (later Stax Records) in 1960, but the following year she established herself as a solo act with ‘Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)’. Leased to Atlantic Records, the Read more

Aaron Neville - 74% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 January 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Neville began performing in the Hawkettes, a group that also featured his brother Art Neville. Aaron was signed to Minit Records as a solo artist, but despite a minor hit with ‘Over You’ (1960), he remained largely unknown until the release of ‘Tell It Like It Is’ (1966). This simple, haunting ballad showcased Read more

Esther Phillips - 72% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 72% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Sugar Pie DeSanto - 70% match to Irma Thomas

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, 16 October 1935, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in San Francisco, DeSanto was discovered at a talent show by Johnny Otis, who later dubbed her ‘Little Miss Sugar Pie’. She recorded for Federal and Aladdin Records before ‘I Want To Know’ (1960) on Veltone reached the R&B charts. Signed to Checker Records in 1961, her first r Read more


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