Carla Thomas: Gee Whiz
Daughter of Memphis R&B legend Rufus Thomas, Carla’s Top 10 charting “Gee Whiz” has been available on various compilations, but this is the first time the entire album of the same name has been reissued. While some of the tracks sport dated strings and background vocals, it’s Carla’s honest and mellifluous approach that shines through, and without the sort of overblown histrionics that plague more than a number of today’s pop idols.
Track Listing: Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes), Dance With Me, A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, Your Love Indeed, Fools Fall In Love, To The Aisle, The Masquerade Is Over, A Love Of My Own, Promises, It Ain't Me, For You, The Love We Shared, Promises (alternate version)
Personnel: Carla Thomas (vocals) with rhythm section, strings, and vocal chorus
Record Label: Fantasy Jazz
Style: Fringes of Jazz