Slacker Logo

Carla Thomas

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biography

In the glorious decade and a half of sound that was Stax in the '60s and early '70s, Carla Thomas was the Queen of Memphis Soul. She was born in Memphis in 1942, and 18 years later she recorded a duet with her father Rufus Thomas, giving the fledgling Satellite label its first taste of success with the regional hit "Cause I Love You." As her 18th birthday drew nigh, she cut her first solo single, the teen ballad "Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)." Written a few years earlier and rejected by Vee-Jay in Chicago, it gave Satellite its first national hit, breaking the Top Ten mark on both the R&B and pop charts. Shortly thereafter Satellite became Stax, and Carla proceeded to claw her way onto the national charts another 22 times with such immortal slices of soul as her answer song to Sam Cooke, "I'll Bring It on Home to You," as well as "Let Me Be Good to You," "B-A-B-Y," "Tramp" (with Otis Redding), and "I Like What You're Doing to Me." Carla released six solo albums and, with Redding, one duet album on Stax between 1961 and 1971. In 2007 a live album she recorded for Stax at Washington's famed Bohemian Caverns back in 1967 was released in its entirety, including an impromtu cameo set from her father, Rufus Thomas. ~ Rob Bowman
Read All Read Less

Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    Popularity
  2.   B-A-B-Y
  3.   Gee Whiz, Look at His Eyes
  4.   Gee Whiz, It's Christmas by Otis Redding
  5.   All I Want for Christmas Is You
  6.   Stop! Look What You're Doin
  7.   (Mama, Mama) Wish Me Good Luck
  8.   Cause I Love You
  9.   You'll Lose a Good Thing
  10.   What Is Love?
  11.   You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  12.   A Boy Named Tom
  13.   Any Day Now
  14.   Never Be True
  15.   Another Night Without My Man
  16.   I Like What You're Doing (To Me)
  17.   Yes, I'm Ready
  18.   Fate
  19.   You've Got a Cushion to Fall On
  20.   Lover's Concerto
  21.   I Fall to Pieces
  22.   Something Good (Is Going to Happen to You)
  23.   I Have a God Who Loves
  24.   Hi De Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)
  25.   I Got You, Boy
  26.   No Time to Lose
  27.   A Lot of Livin' to Do
  28.   I Want to Be Your Baby
  29.   Yesterday
  30.   The Birth of the Blues
  31.   [Rufus Dialogue #1] by Rufus Thomas
  32.   Precious Moments
  33.   You're Gonna Hear from Me
  34.   I'll Bring It Home to You
  35.   Book of Love
  36.   Every Ounce of Strength
  37.   Introduction by Al Bell
  38.   Many, Many Thanks
  39.   Mas Que Nada
  40.   Evenin'
  41.   My Man Believes in Me
  42.   Promises
  43.   Your Love Indeed
  44.   Pick Up the Pieces
  45.   Little Red Rooster
  46.   When Something Is Wrong With My Baby featuring Carla Thomas & Friends
  47.   Lie to Keep Me From Crying
  48.   Unchanging Love
  49.   Every Ounce of Strength I Have
  50.   What the World Needs Now
  51.   I'm for You
  52.   Sugar
  53.   Got My Mojo Working
  54.   Strung Out
  55.   Don't Say No More
  56.   I Play for Keeps
  57.   Comfort Me
  58.   (Your Love Is A) Life Savor
  59.   Lovey Dovey
  60.   Looking Back
  61.   Let Me Be Good to You
  62.   I've Got No Time to Lose by Otis Redding
  63.   What a Fool I've Been
  64.   Where Do I Go?
  65.   Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going)
  66.   Guide Me Well
  67.   I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  68.   Tell Mama
  69.   To the Aisle
  70.   Medley: Baby What You Want Me to Do/For Your Love
  71.   I've Got No Time to Loose by A.G. Thomas
  72.   Let It Be Me
  73.   I'll Take You There
  74.   It Ain't Me
  75.   (Medley) Stand By Me/Chain Gang/Don't Know Much About History/the Happy Song/Stand By Me
  76.   A Woman's Love
  77.   Lean on Me
  78.   Tramp
  79.   A Love of My Own
  80.   I'm Trying
  81.   What Have You Got to Offer Me
  82.   Yeah Yee-Ah
  83.   Fool Fall in Love
  84.   Blossom
  85.   [Rufus Dialogue #2] by Rufus Thomas
  86.   Medley: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening/It's a Lovel
  87.   Fools Fall in Love
  88.   634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) featuring Carla Thomas & Friends
  89.   Stop Thief
  90.   Forever
  91.   I Loved You Like I Love My Very Life
  92.   I've Made up My Mind
  93.   Sweet Sensation
  94.   I'll Never Stop Loving You
  95.   Red Rooster
  96.   I've Fallin in Love with You
  97.   I'll Always Have Faith in You
  98.   When Tomorrow Comes
  99.   Move on Drifter
  100.   I Can't Take It
  101.   I'll Bring It on Home to You
  102.   Gee Whizz
  103.   Dance With Me
  104.   Neither One of Us
  105.   The Love We Shared
  106.   How Do You Quit (Someone You Love)
  107.   I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over
  108.   I Like It
  109.   A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
  110.   Deep Down Inside by Rufus Thomas
  111.   I Take It to My Baby
  112.   I Didn't Believe
  113.   In Your Spare Time (Please Think of Me)
  114.   A Dime a Dozen
  115.   The Puppet
  116.   All I See Is You
  117.   Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  118.   I Kinda Think He Does
  119.   Tear Jerker
  120.   For You
  121.   These Arms of Mine featuring Carla Thomas & Friends
  122.   Gee Whis (Look at His Eyes)
See Fewer Songs

Related Stations & Specials

Artists Related to
Carla Thomas

Wilson Pickett

FEATURED

Joe Tex

FEATURED

Johnnie Taylor

FEATURED

Eddie Floyd

FEATURED

Solomon Burke

FEATURED

Percy Sledge

FEATURED

Joe Simon

FEATURED

O.V. Wright

FEATURED

Jerry Butler

FEATURED

William Bell

FEATURED

Otis Redding

FEATURED

Millie Jackson

FEATURED

Shirley Brown

FEATURED

Tyrone Davis

FEATURED

Rufus Thomas

FEATURED

Otis Clay

FEATURED

Sam Cooke

FEATURED

Luther Ingram

FEATURED

Betty Wright

FEATURED

Sam & Dave

FEATURED

Denise LaSalle

FEATURED

Jackie Wilson

FEATURED

Z.Z. Hill

FEATURED
See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...