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Carla Thomas

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Within the glorious decade . 5 of sound which was Stax within the ’60s and early ’70s, Carla Thomas was the Queen of Memphis Spirit. She was created in Memphis in 1942, and 18 years later on she documented a duet with her dad Rufus Thomas, providing the fledgling Satellite television label its 1st taste of achievement using the local hit “Trigger I REALLY LIKE You.” As her 18th birthday drew nigh, she cut her 1st solo solitary, the teenager ballad “Gee Whiz (Take a look at His Eye).” Created a couple of years previously and declined by Vee-Jay in Chicago, it offered Satellite its 1st national strike, breaking the very best Ten tag on both R&B and pop graphs. Shortly thereafter Satellite television became Stax, and Carla proceeded to claw her method onto the nationwide graphs another 22 occasions with such immortal pieces of spirit as her solution tune to Sam Cooke, “I’ll TAKE IT on Home for you,” in addition to “I WANT TO Be Good for you,” “B-A-B-Y,” “Tramp” (with Otis Redding), and “I LOVE What You’re Carrying out if you ask me.” Carla released six single albums and, with Redding, one duet record on Stax between 1961 and 1971. In 2007 a live record she documented for Stax at Washington’s famed Bohemian Caverns back 1967 premiered in its entirety, including an impromtu cameo established from her dad, Rufus Thomas.

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Full Name Carla Thomas
Date Of Birth December 21, 1942
Profession Singer
Education Tennessee State University, Howard University
Nationality American
Parents Rufus Thomas, Lorene Thomas
Siblings Vaneese Thomas, Marvell Thomas
Awards Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
Music Songs Gee Whiz, Tramp, B-A-B-Y, A Love of My Own, Gee Whiz, It's Christmas, Lovey Dovey, You'll Lose a Good Thing, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, I've Fallen in Love With You, I’ve Got No Time to Lose, I Like What You're Doing, I'll Always Have Faith In You, Tell It Like It Is, Night Time Is the Right Time, Knock on Wood, Let Me Be Good To You, Comfort Me, A Boy Named Tom, You've Got a Cushion to Fall On, What Have You Got To Offer Me, Guide Me Well, I’ll Bring It Home to You, Something Good, Are You Lonely for Me Baby, I'll Never Stop Loving You, I Loved You Like I Love My Very Life, I May Not Be All You Want, Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis, Wish Me Good Luck, I Need You Woman, How Do You Quit, Your Love Indeed
Albums King & Queen, The Queen Alone, Memphis Queen, Live at the Bohemian Caverns, Love Means..., Gee Whiz, Live in Memphis, Sativah, Carla, Gee Whiz - Original Soul Classics, Tramp, Dance With Me (Succès de légendes - Remastered), The Intro, In God's Time, Comfort Me, Traditions Tried & True, Toulouse, Highlights of Carla Thomas, Innocence Falls, Reflection, Live: 1989 Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, Live in Europe, Gee Whiz: The Best of Carla Thomas, Stax Profiles: Carla Thomas, Stax Classics, Smooth, Talkative Friend, In The Wild West, The Platinum Collection, Hide Away, Sugar, Confectioner's, A Love of My Own, All Over The World, Up And Down, Splash Of Color, Extravagant, Stax/Volt: The Complete Singles 1962-63, At An Earlier Time, Gee Whiz and Other Hits, Amusement Park, Be With Me, In That Golden Summer Time, Gee Wizz, Id Like To Hear That Song Again, Brilliant Thoughts, Meet And Greet On Broadway, Open Stage, Blue Haze, Gaudy Colours, Enjoy Your Time
Movies Wattstax, Only the Strong Survive, Soul Comes Home: A Celebration of Stax Records and Memphis Soul Music, Back to Stax: Memphis Soul, American Soul: Vol. 1


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