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One of the best voices New Orleans has to offer,
This review is from: Time is on my side (Audio CD)
Irma Thomas' career started in the early sixties and she is still making records and doing live performances mainly in her local New Orleans area. On this album the focus is on her career in the first half of the sixties when she worked with among others Allen Toussaint and Van McCoy. Irma Thomas is at her best when singing ballads. And their are enough RnB/Soul ballads on this disc. My personal favorite his her own version of James Brown's "It's a man's/woman's world". As good as Brown's original. Something which can't be said of the Rolling Stones cover of "Time is on my side". Listen to the Irma Thomas' original and you start wondering about where Mick Jagger got the guts from to bring his version on to the market where it is so obvious that his version does not even come to the knees of Thomas'.