Thursday, August 14, 2008

Irma Thomas: Stepping Out From The Shadow Of The Rolling Stones


Blues legend Irma Thomas tells Helen Brown how she is winning over a new generation
"So there we were, in a hotel in Austin, Texas, watching the footage of hurricane Katrina on CNN," recalls Irma Thomas.

Irma Thomas: "The secret's in the story of the song"
"And the reporter says: 'We are concerned about the whereabouts of Fats Domino and Irma Thomas.' Well, I knew where I was. But I could see why they were concerned: I'd just seen the helicopter fly over my house and it was under water."
Thomas, the "Soul Queen of New Orleans", lost almost everything....