18. Juli 2013 · Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz Soulman70 35.3K subscribers Subscribe 5.3K Share 422K views 10 years ago I do not own the rights to this song and in no way am profiting from it. I am simply sharing...
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"Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)" is a song written and performed by Carla Thomas. It reached #5 on the U.S. R&B chart and #10 on the U.S. pop chart in 1961. It was featured on her 1961 album Gee Whiz. The song was produced by Chips Moman. The song ranked #62 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1961. Other versions
- "For You"
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- August 1960
- Memphis soul
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Plattenlabel von Gee Whiz Carla Venita Thomas (* 21. Dezember 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee) ist eine amerikanische Soul sängerin. Sie gilt als die „Queen of Memphis Soul“ (Königin des „Memphis Soul“, auch „ Southern Soul “ genannt). Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Diskografie 2.1 Studioalben 2.2 Livealben 2.3 Kompilationen 2.4 Singles 3 LiteraturJahrTitel AlbumHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, ...(uk)Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, ...(us)1961Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) Gee Whiz—US 10 (14 Wo.) US1961A Love of My Own Gee Whiz—US 56 (6 Wo.) US1962I’ll Bring It Home to You—US 41 (8 Wo.) US1963What a Fool I’ve Been—US 93 (2 Wo.) US
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Thomas was born and raised in the Foote Homes Projects in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Along with her siblings, Marvell and Vaneese, she was one of three musical children of Rufus and Lorene Thomas. Despite growing up in the projects, the Thomas family lived near the Palace Theater on Beale Street, as Rufus was the theater's Master of Ceremonies (MC) for their amateur shows. This access not only gave Thomas her first taste of the music world but it also provided a springboard for her tr...
Teen Town Singers
In Memphis, the African-American-centered WDIA radio station sponsored a rotating musical group of high school students called the Teen Town Singers; notable alumni include Anita Louis and Isaac Hayes. Although the requirements to join the Teen Town Singers stated that the person should be of high school age, Thomas became a member in 1952 at the age of 10. She was able to sneak into their ranks thanks to the fact that her father Rufus was an on-air personality for the radio station. This opp...
Thomas is best known for the work she completed for both Atlantic Records and most notably, Stax Records in the 1960s. Her first record, "'Cause I Love You" (1960), was a duet with her father, with brother Marvell on keyboards, that was released by Satellite Records, which eventually became Stax Records. Recorded when Thomas was still attending Hamilton High School in Memphis, the record drew enough local attention to catch the interest of Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records. He...
Carla's biggest influence was her father, Rufus. Besides accompanying him during his 'MC' days at the Palace Theater, Rufus also encouraged and believed in his daughter's ability. According to Carla, “My dad probably discovered I could sing before I did”.He was also instrumental in setting the stage for her Teen Town Singers gig and for actively pursuing and promoting her breakthrough single, "Gee Whiz". Musically, Thomas was inspired by Jackie Wilson and Brenda Lee.
1. 2002: Live in Memphis(Memphis International) 2. 2007: Live at the Bohemian Caverns(Stax/Concord) recorded live May 27, 1967 in Washington, D.C.
1. 1967: King & Queen (with Otis Redding) (Stax) – US #36, R&B #5
1. 1969: The Best of Carla Thomas(Stax) – US #190 2. 1994: Gee Whiz: The Best of Carla Thomas(Rhino) 3. 2004: Hidden Gems(Stax) previously unissued material recorded between 1960 and 1968Carla Thomas at Allmusic websiteCarla Thomas discography at Discogs