• Carla THOMAS - The Memphis Princess - Early Recordings 1960-1962

Memphis native Carla Thomas was the first artist to bring success to the fledgling Stax label when her debut solo 45 'Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)' broke into the US Hot 100 in late 1960. That record established the teenage Carla - who frequently wrote her own songs as well as performing them - as one of the foremost soul ladies of the whole of that decade, and well into the next one. She was a big star in soul circles, and possibly could have been an even bigger one had she not made her studies a priority over her music career.

This new Jasmine collection brings together every recording that Carla made during her formative years as Memphis' Princess Of Soul - her first album in its entirety and in stereo where possible, plus a number of single only tracks and mono single mixes, including four duets with her equally famous father Rufus Thomas. Many of these were also a hit on either the Pop or R&B charts, and frequently on both! Needless to say, as with all Jasmine packages it's beautifully remastered from the best available sources.

Carla stopped recording in 1975, but she will always be revered among soul fans for the work she did in helping to make Memphis the epicentre of 60s soul music in the American South. She returned to performing in 2017 and still features many of the songs in this collection in her shows today.

Track Listing

THE 'GEE WHIZ' ALBUM
1. GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes)
2. DANCE WITH ME
3. A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING
4. YOUR LOVE INDEED
5. FOOLS FALL IN LOVE
6. TO THE AISLE
7. (I'm Afraid) THE MASQUERADE IS OVER
8. A LOVE OF MY OWN
9. PROMISES
10. IT AIN'T ME
11. FOR YOU
12. THE LOVE WE SHARED
13. WISH ME GOOD LUCK (Mama Mama)
14. IN YOUR SPARE TIME (Please Think Of Me)
15. I KINDA THINK HE DOES
16. I'LL BRING IT ON HOME TO YOU
17. I CAN'T TAKE IT
18. CAUSE I LOVE YOU - Carla and Rufus
19. DEEP DOWN INSIDE - Carla and Rufus
20. I DIDN'T BELIEVE - Rufus and Friend
21. YEAH YEE-AH - Rufus and Friend
BONUS CUTS
22. I'M AFRAID (The Masquerade Is Over)
23. A LOVE OF MY OWN
24. PROMISES (Alternate version with double tracked vocal)

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date January 12th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 09872 3

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Carla THOMAS - The Memphis Princess - Early Recordings 1960-1962

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