Personalities | Carla Thomas | Sixties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1942)

Aged 17, Thomas recorded ‘Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)’, the 1960 track that put Stax Records on the national map with its first Top 10 hit. She went on to become the Queen of Memphis Soul, backed by the talents of producer Isaac Hayes, house band Booker T. And The M.G.s, and her father Rufus. Hits included ‘B.A.B.Y.’ and battle-of-the-sexes duet ‘Tramp’ from King And Queen (1967), an album recorded with opposite number Otis Redding.

Styles & Forms | Sixties | Rock
Personalities | Rufus Thomas | Sixties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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