Irma Thomas - Love is the Foundation

Shot by Nisa East & Weenta Girmay. Edited by Ben Chace. Additional editing by Matt Steinfeld.


Irma Thomas - Love is the Foundation

Musicians:
Irma Thomas - Vocals
Johnny Vidacovich - Drums
Alfred ‘Uganda’ Roberts - Congas
Kyle Roussel - Piano, Wurlitzer, B3 Organ
Stephen Daly - Electric guitar, pedal steel guitar
Paul Defiglia - Electric and upright bass



With:
Paggy Prine - Background vocals
Sierra Green - Background vocals
Kyshona Armstrong - Background vocals
Andrew Baham - Trumpet
Roderick Pauling - Saxophone
Terrence Taplin - Trombone

“I always choose songs that have good storylines. And on this particular session they all had great storylines. May not have been some that I would do or say personally, but you don’t always look at it from a personal standpoint. You look at it like a script, and you are playing a role and telling a story and you want it to be believable. So you have to picture yourself in that. What would you do if you were in that position? And it makes it easier to sing, because in your head while you’re singing it you are that person in that position.  And since I been around since mud I’ve had a lot of life and living under my belt, so it's not hard for me to put myself in a lot of those positions.”

--Irma Thomas, January 14, 2020

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  • Irma Thomas | ©Daymon Gardner

    Irma Thomas | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Irma Thomas | ©Daymon Gardner

    Irma Thomas | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Alfred ‘Uganda’ Roberts | ©Daymon Gardner

    Alfred ‘Uganda’ Roberts | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Kyle Roussel | ©Daymon Gardner

    Kyle Roussel | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Stephen Daly, Irma Thomas and Paul Defiglia | ©Daymon Gardner

    Stephen Daly, Irma Thomas and Paul Defiglia | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Stephen Daly, Kyle Roussel, Paggy Prine, Irma Thomas, Johnny Vidacovich, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Sierra Green, Ben Chace (producer), Paul Defiglia and Misha Kachkachishvili (engineer)

    Stephen Daly, Kyle Roussel, Paggy Prine, Irma Thomas, Johnny Vidacovich, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Sierra Green, Ben Chace (producer), Paul Defiglia and Misha Kachkachishvili (engineer)

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