The unrivaled Soul Queen of New Orleans a title officially bestowed by local officials, no less Irma Thomas ranks among Crescent City R&B's greatest and most enduring musical ambassadors.
Known for her 1960's hits such as "Time Is On My Side," "Ruler of My Heart," "It's Raining" and "Wish Someone Would Care," Irma later won Grammy nominations. Over the years, Thomas became a beloved favorite at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. As her lengthy reign as the Soul Queen of New Orleans extends into the 21st century, the great Irma Thomas continues to grow as an artist, bandleader, record producer and human being, ever gaining in accomplishment, grace, regal bearing and artistic stature.
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Added by Yoshis on January 12, 2010