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Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Irma Thomas, 'Soul Queen of New Orleans'


Irma Thomas, 'Soul Queen of New Orleans'
33/50

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A soul sister from the Big Easy with indelibly emotional pipes – she sobs in time with the raindrops in "It's Raining," but she reads her man the riot act in "Hittin' on Nothing."

Essential moment: Her own out-of-nowhere "Wish Someone Would Care."


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