The 50th Anniversary edition of In Between Tears by Irma Thomas is coming next year. You can preorder this beautiful heavyweight turquoise vinyl RSD Essentials version (quick link here).
After signing with the Canyon label in 1970, Irma Thomas began working with producer and composer Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams. The demise of Canyon forced the late release of this record, which was eventually issued on Williams’ Fungus Records in 1973. Featuring strong domestic situation songs and a powerful ‘rap’, these sides were recorded with Swamp Dogg’s backing band (who truly had that ‘Muscle Shoals’ sound) and delivers a hard socking, gospelfide, funk-filled Southern Soul gem.