Tag: Irma Thomas

Sunday 8am ET: Feature Artist – Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas (born February 18, 1941) is an American singer from New Orleans. She is known as the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”.

Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never experienced their level of commercial success. In 2007, she won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for After the Rain, her first Grammy in a career spanning over 50 years.

In 2011, Thomas performed twice at the Bluesfest music festival in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. On April 24, she performed on the Crossroads stage, coming on after Mavis Staples; then on April 25, she headlined the Crossroads stage, coming on after Jethro Tull and Osibisa.

In 2013, Thomas was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the “Soul Blues Female Artist” category, which she duly won.[18] She won the same award in 2014.

In 2018, Thomas received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the Americana Music Honors & Awards.

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Irma Thomas among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

After a tumultuous and deadly weekend, my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and my friends in London. In a few hours I’ll be playing some boss songs by artists such as: The Temptations, Ruby & the Romantics, the Joe Cuba Sextet, Irma Thomas, the Vibrations, Etta James, the Flamingos, Jimmy Castor, Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters, Nancy Wilson, in concert: Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, the Impressions, Gene Chandler and a whole lot of other fantastic artists. The fun begins at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT, 3PM PT, for “Great Soul Performances” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.