Irma Thomas: The Influences
Irma Thomas returns to Music Inside Out for a whole new, fresh, hot buttered and yummy conversation. The Queen of New Orleans Soul pays her respects to some of her musical influences and talks about the bottom line of a Grammy Award. Turns out, there's a reason why they call it show business.
NPR has designated Irma Thomas' voice as one of the best ever. But a voice doesn't guarantee career success. From what Thomas says, more than 50 years on stage is a testament to her fans. Also in this episode, we give the last word to a virtual unknown in entertainment — you have to listen to find out!
Tennessee Waltz — MOG
That’s Life — YouTube
The Ed Sullivan Show / CBS
Nothin’ for Nothin’ — Spotify
This episode of Music Inside Out was produced by Lynette Johnson, Lily Keber, Jason Rhein, and Seán Collins. Special thanks to Matthew Goldman and Festival Productions, Inc.