Irma ThomasChicago Blues Festival | Chicago, Illinois | 2016
“I’ve got the blues so bad, I can hardly catch my breath,” she sings in It’s Raining. I Need Your Love So Bad, she whispers. I Wish Someone Would Care, she screams. We all do, dear Soul Queen of New Orleans! Grammy winner Irma Thomas, whose career spans over 50 years, has that power. One word, one song, Hey Pocky Way, and everybody starts sashaying, swaying umbrellas, hats, caps, and scarfs, clapping hands, stomping feet. A true Crescent City ambassador. Yes, we care.
Irma Thomas - I Need Your Love So Bad
Irma Thomas - Ruler of My Heart
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