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In Between Tears – Irma Thomas

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In the wake of 1969's devastating Hurricane Camille, New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas abandoned the Gulf Coast in favour of the West Coast, settling in Los Angeles and largely forsaking her singing career in favour of the relative stability of retail work. Thomas finally resurfaced in 1973 with a series of little-noticed singles on the Fungus label that teamed her with producer Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams and guitarist Duane Allman -- the resulting LP In Between Tears remains a lost classic that captures deep soul at its most poignant and resonant, couching Thomas' deeply affecting vocals in earthy arrangements that emphasise the singer's gospel roots. The sass and vivacity of Thomas' earliest singles is long gone, replaced by the world-weary melancholy of a woman struggling simply to hold on. Songs like "Wish Someone Would Care," "These Four Walls," and the title cut evoke life and love in the margins with uncommon accuracy and sympathy, galvanised by the most intensely intimate performances of Thomas' career. 


Release details

Artist: Irma Thomas
Label: Trading Places
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: Europe
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul


A1 In Between Tears
A2 She'Ll Never Be Your Wife
A3 These Four Walls
A4 What'S So Wrong With You Loving Me
A5 You'Re The Dog (I Do The Barking By Myself)
A6 We Won'T Be In Your Way Anymore (Bonus Track)
A7 Save A Little Bit For Me (Bonus Track)
B1 Coming From Behind
B2 Wish Someone Would Care
B3 Turn My World Around
B4 I'D Do It All Over You (Bonus Track)
B5 That'S How I Feel About You (Bonus Track)