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Carla Thomas

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The Resume

    (December 11, 1942- )
    Born in Memphis, Tennessee
    Daughter of singer Rufus Thomas
    Recorded the singles 'Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)' (1961), 'I'll Bring It Home to You' (1962), 'Let Me Be Good to You' (1966), 'B-A-B-Y' (1966), 'Tramp' (with Otis Redding, 1967), 'Knock On Wood' (with Redding, 1967) and 'I Like What You're Doing To Me' (1969)
    Received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation (1993)

Why she might be annoying:

    She was signed by Stax Records largely because her dad was a prominent Memphis DJ and R&B hitmaker.
    She recorded love duets with her dad.
    She lost her 'Queen of Soul' title when Aretha Franklin arrived.
    When Stax folded in 1975, she largely stopped recording.

Why she might not be annoying:

    'Gee Whiz' was the first pop hit for Stax in particular and Southern soul in general.
    She wrote 'Gee Whiz' when she was 16.
    She held her own with Otis Redding on the album 'King and Queen.'

Credit: C. Fishel


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 26 Votes: 65.38% Annoying