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“I love the fact that women can show love to other women without guilt. We have been doing it from the beginning of time.” - Irma Thomas

Crazy Love
Irma Thomas

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Irma Thomas


Irma Thomas is an American singer, known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans". Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for ‘After the Rain.’

At the start of her career in 1962, Thomas worked with songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint on songs including "It’s Raining" and "Ruler of My Heart", which was later reinterpreted by Otis Redding as "Pain in My Heart". She followed with a string of successful releases including "Wish Someone Would Care”, her biggest national hit; its B-side "Breakaway", written by Jackie DeShannon and Sharon Sheely (later covered by Tracey Ullman, among others); "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)", co-written by a young Randy Newman and future country star Jeannie Seely, among others; and "Time Is on My Side", a song previously recorded by Kai Winding and later by the Rolling Stones.

In 1991 after several years’ break from recording, Thomas earned her first Grammy Award nomination for ‘Live! Simply the Best,’ recorded in San Francisco. She subsequently released a number of traditional gospel albums, together with more secular recordings. The album ‘Sing It!’ was nominated for a Grammy in 1999.

In April 2007, Thomas was honored for her contributions to Louisiana music with induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In August 2009, a compilation album with three new songs titled ‘The Soul Queen of New Orleans: 50th Anniversary Celebration’ was released from Rounder Records to commemorate Thomas' 50th year as a recording artist. In 2013, Thomas was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the "Soul Blues Female Artist" category, which she duly won. She won the same award in 2014.

Thomas is still active as a performer, appearing annually at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and touring throughout the USA. 

In her own words:

“I love the fact that women can show love to other women without guilt. We have been doing it from the beginning of time. My Mother was a SHE and she gave me unconditional Love all of my life. So Why not express it in song." - Irma Thomas

The Original


Van morrison

Lyrics


"Crazy Love" written by Van Morrison

I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles
And the heaven's open every time she smiles
And when I come to her that's where I belong
Yet I'm running to her like a river's song

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love

She's got a fine sense of humor when I'm feeling low down
Yeah when I come to her when the sun goes down
Take away my trouble, take away my grief
Take away my heartache, in the night like a thief

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love

Yes I need her in the daytime (I need her)
Yes I need her in the night (I need her)
Yes I want to throw my arms around her (I need her)
Kiss and hug her, kiss and hug her tight

Yeah when I'm returning from so far away
She gives me some sweet lovin' brighten up my day
Yes it makes me righteous, yes it makes me whole
Yes it makes me mellow down in to my soul

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love