Carla Thomas Artist Profile | AAE Music
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Genre: pop, r&b
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Carla Thomas (born December 21, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee) is often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul. At the age of 17, she recorded a duet with her father Rufus Thomas, "Because I Love You" , which became a Southern hit and gave the Satellite label (later Stax Records) its first real success.

In 1961 she rose to national prominence with "Gee Whiz (Look in His Eyes)", which reached the Top Ten in both the R&B and Pop categories, becoming the first Memphis soul record to have an impact nationwide and insuring the success of the Stax Records label.

In the next ten years, she had 22 singles on the national charts, including "I'll Bring It on Home to You" (an answer to Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me"), "Let Me Be Good to You", and Isaac Hayes' "B-A-B-Y".

She is well-known for her duets with Otis Redding, from the album King & Queen, including the recordings of the Lowell Fulson composition "Tramp" and the Steve Cropper/Eddie Floyd song "Knock on Wood".

In 1993 Carla Thomas received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

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Carla Thomas performs pop, r&b music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Carla Thomas for your event, Please Contact. Carla Thomas has more than 154.0K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  The Mar-Keys, Jimmy Hughes . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carla Thomas for an upcoming event.

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