Irma Thomas Live! Simply the Best

Live! Simply the Best
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd

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Q - 6/91
3 Stars - Good - "...mighty powerful medicine."


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Product Description:

Personnel: Irma Thomas (vocals); George Scott (guitar); Emile Hall (saxophone, tenor saxophone, background vocals); Warner Williams (tenor saxophone, background vocals); Frank Parker , Lawrence Weber, Frank Parker (trumpet, background vocals); Doc Watkins (piano, organ, background vocals); Wilbert Widow (drums).
Liner Note Author: Scott Billington.
Recording information: Slim's, San Francisco, CA (08/30/1990/08/31/1990).
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. ~ Scott Yanow

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  • Sales Rank: 63,321
  • UPC: 011661211025
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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