Archive for the 'Irma Thomas' Category

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Soul singer Irma Thomas recorded “Ruler of My Heart” with Allen Toussaint in 1963 for the New Orleans based Minit label. Otis Redding struck a hit with it two years later, renaming it “Pain in My Heart,” and it’s his version that gets most of the love. But the original cuts deep in its own […]

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams isn’t one to mince words — see the AD interview with the man for further proof – so when he says that the New Orleans-born Irma Thomas is “just as good or better” as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Adele and “a host of others,” it’s worth paying attention. Dogg’s […]