This is the Soul Queen of New Orleans. And here are two of her biggest cuts!
The first, released in 1960 on Ron, came out when Irma was the tender age of 19. But by that time she'd been married twice and had four children! So she could tell you a thing or two about men. This one hit #22 on the charts and was her first hit. Great sense of humor, swinging beat, screaming horns - "Don't Mess With My Man" has all the makings of a Nola classic.
"Wish Someone Would Care" came out in 1964, and was Irma's biggest hit. It's about a perfect soul tune if you ask me.
Irma Thomas never got the mainstream success she deserved, but she is still known and adored by music lovers everywhere.