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Live! Simply the Best - Irma Thomas
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  1. Breakaway
  2. Time Is on My Side
  3. Hip Shakin' Mama]
  4. That's What Love Is All About
  5. Thinking of You
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  1. Breakaway
  2. Time Is on My Side
  3. Hip Shakin' Mama]
  4. That's What Love Is All About
  5. Thinking of You
  6. I Needed Somebody
  7. Medley: I've Been Loving You Too Long/Please Please Please
  8. Hittin' on Nothin'
  9. It's Raining
  10. Second Line Medley: I Done Got Over/Iko Iko/Hey Pocky Way
  11. Wish Someone Would Care
  12. You Can Have My Husband
  13. Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)
  14. Simply the Best
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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), ...

Live! Simply the Best 1991, Rounder

UPC: 011661211025

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