The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

by Irma ThomasIrma Thomas


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The Story of My LIfe stands out among latter-day Irma Thomas albums not only because she gives a consistently excellent performance, but because the record boasts three new songs from Dan Penn, who wrote some of the greatest soul songs of the '60s. While his new songs ("Hold Me While I Cry," "I Count the Teardrops," "I Won't Cry for You") aren't quite as strong as his best, they are nevertheless wonderful contemporary soul numbers, and they help make the record, the remainder of which is comprised of covers and slightly weaker new numbers, one of Thomas' best latter-day albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/1997
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661214927
catalogNumber: 612149
Rank: 113741

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Irma Thomas   Primary Artist,Vocals
David Torkanowsky   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Dan Penn   Acoustic Guitar
Chris Belleau   Trombone
Charles Elam   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Elaine Foster   Background Vocals
Lisa Foster   Background Vocals
George Porter   Bass
Bill "Foots" Samuel   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jamil Sharif   Trumpet
Michael Toles   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carson Whitsett   Wurlitzer
Jack Williams   Trumpet,Valve Trombone
Warner Williams   Keyboards
Earl J. Smith   Background Vocals
Raymond Weber   Drums

Technical Credits

Aretha Franklin   Composer
Irma Thomas   Composer,Producer
Ted Lewis   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Scott Billington   Producer
David Farrell   Engineer
Bill "Foots" Samuel   Horn Arrangements
Carson Whitsett   Composer
Warner Williams   Arranger
Raymond Weber   Contributor,Water Bottle
Mike Goodwin   Liner Notes

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