From the Queen of New Orleans music, Irma Thomas:
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She’s so good she makes me wish it was raining 😉
Irma has been one of my big favorites for a long time. I can’t begin to count how many times I saw her at Tipitina’s and other bars around New Orleans. She didn’t have it easy becoming what she is. By the time she was 19 she’d been married twice and had four kids. Like so many great singers, Aretha Franklin, Patty LaBelle, Irma came out of the gospel tradition. Her first record, “You Can Have My Husband but Don’t Mess with My Man,” was released in 1960 and reached number 22 on the Billboard R&B chart.” She finally won a Grammy in 2007 for Best Contemporary Blues Album for “After the Rain.” I have a few of her songs on my iPod as well as the album “Sing It” that she did with Marcia Ball and Tracy Nelson which was also nominated for a Grammy.
I surely am benefiting from your knowledge of music. And I’m telling you so because I’ve got my very own tropical downpour to watch just now. I don’t mind the rain, but I mind the not working!
Tropical downpour? Unless you’re getting hit by a named tropical storm or hurricane what you guys get is nothing more than drizzle compared with this place. On August 22 over in Palmira (on the other side of the valley from here) they got 13.98 inches of rain between 2 in the afternoon and 8 at night. The Caldera River went on a rampage destroying homes and businesses and moving rocks as big as pickup trucks like pebbles.
This link has some pretty good pictures of what happened.