This day (December 21, 1942), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Carla Thomas, an American singer, often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul.
Wikipedia : This day (December 21, 1942), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Carla Thomas, an American singer, often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul.
@ Stax Records :
@last.fm : At the age of 17, she recorded a duet with her father Rufus Thomas, “Because I Love You” , which became a Southern hit and gave the Satellite label (later Stax Records) its first real success. In 1961 she rose to national prominence with “Gee Whiz (Look in His Eyes)”, which reached the Top Ten in both the R&B and Pop categories, becoming the first Memphis soul record to have an impact nationwide and insuring the success of the Stax Records label.
Audio : Gee Whiz . B-A-B-Y . Let Me Be Good To You . I’ll Bring It Home to You . A Love of My Own . (Mama, Mama) Wish Me Good Luck . I Kinda Think He Does . I Like What You’re Doing (To Me) . When Tomorrow Comes . All I Want For Christmas Is You .
Video : w/ Sam Moore – When Something is Wrong with My Baby (1990) . Gee Whiz (1988) . Pick Up The Pieces (1972) . Comfort Me . Every Ounce of Strength (1965) .