Carla Thomas

Otis Redding’s duet partner and Queen of Stax Soul, Carla Thomas was also the duet partner of Rufus Thomas and Otis Thomas. Carla Thomas was the Queen Of Memphis Soul in the decade and a quarter of sound that was Stax between the 1960s and the 1970s. Born in Memphis in 1942. 18 years later, she recorded a duet recording with Rufus Thomas. This gave Satellite its first taste success with “Cause You Love Me”. She released her first single solo, “Gee Whiz” (Look at His Eyes), as her 18th birthday approached. It was written a few years before and rejected by Vee Jay in Chicago. Satellite’s first national hit was it, reaching the Top Ten on the Ru0026B charts.

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