Great Gospel and Blues Singers
M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 05/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An NPR recording introduced me to Irma Thomas. Once I knew of her, she kept reappearing in other contexts - a folk and blues anthology, with Marcia Ball and Tracy Nelson ... and, of course, on her own recordings. The range of her recordings and artists recording with her are a tribute to her musicianship.Her gospel music on this album is consistently good and most of it is excellent esp. Hold to God's Unchanging Hand and Walk Around Heaven All Day. Her interpretation is both "traditional" and unique - you'll not mistake her for other greats such as Marion Williams or Mahilda Jackson ... but if you appreciate them you will enjoy Irma Thomas."
From the Soul
Johnny | Spavinaw, Ok USA | 03/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once in a great while a singer comes along that moves your emotions with her songs. Her voice is dynamic and captivating.
She sings from her soul with a passion and conviction that is rare among performers these days. Erma does not need a thousand word review. One word is enough to rate her music. Magnificent!"