Irma Thomas - Simply Grand (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 237 Mb | 00:56:02
New Orleans Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Rounder | # 11661-2202-2
There has always been a piano at the heart of Irma Thomas's music, and she is accompanied here by twelve of the best pianists around, including Dr. John, Norah Jones, Randy Newman, and many more. The Grammyr-winning Soul Queen of New Orleans has never sounded better than in this all-acoustic setting. From the soul-searing passion of 'Cold Rain' to the bittersweet intimacy of 'This Bitter Earth,' Irma's enduring warmth and soulfulness prevail, never straying far from the blues. Included are many new songs (including one from Burt Bacharach and Steve Krikorian) and a previously unrecorded Doc Pomus-Dr. John composition.