Irma Thomas - Full Time Woman (Light Blue Vinyl)


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(Real Gone Music) 15 tracks, colored vinyl in light blue, limited edition

13 early 70's Songs never before on linyl from the soul Queen of New Orleans

Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas had a string of national successes in the U.S. in the mid-60s with classics such as Wish Someone Would Care, Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) and the original version of Time Is on My Side (later a big hit for the Rolling Stones), recorded for Imperial Records.
After a short time with Chess Records, Irma recorded for Canyon Records before being signed to Atlantic Records by the label's famous manager, Jerry Wexler. A first session in 1971 yielded a single, Full Time Woman (produced by noted New Orleans music legend Wardell Quezergue), which failed to chart but was described by Wexler in a 2007 interview as one of his all-time favorite recordings.

Undaunted, Atlantic arranged additional sessions for Irma in Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia throughout 1972 - but none of the material was released until a 2014 CD collection. Now, some 50 years after the original recordings, Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album brings all of Irma's recordings for Atlantic (under her Cotillion imprint) to LP for the first time! Irma pushes songs like the standard "Time After Time, Bobbie Gentry's 1969 hit Fancy and Billy Walker's country hit Tell Me Again, alongside the funky She's Taken My Part (the flip side of Full Time Woman), and R & B-influenced original material, including highlights Waiting For Someone, Our Love Don't Come Easy and two early '70s Philly soul tunes, No Name and Adam And Eve.

It goes without saying that this release is a great addition to the Irma Thomas discography!