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Imelda May

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Imelda May is a unique vocal talent, one whose gift lies outside the normal order of pop culture time and trends. Inspired by the sounds of vocal jazz à la Billie Holiday and the sound and looks of rockabilly, May began performing with the swing outfit Blue Harlem, and released a handful of independent CDs before scoring attention in 2007 with her nomination for an award as Best Burlesque Singer as well as the release of her more official debut, Love Tattoo. The album, featuring her strong backing band comprised of players Dave Priseman, Darrell Higham, Al Gare, and Steve Rushton, was critically and commercially well-received, leading to some high-profile live gigs, including hitting the road with Jools Holland. It was released in the U.S. by Decca in 2009, followed by two singles, and scored a mid-level success. Her third studio effort, Mayhem, arrived in September of 2010, preceded by the single "Psycho." In 2014, May released her fourth album, the Mike Crossey-produced Tribal. She returned in 2017 with Life. Love. Flesh. Blood. The record was more stripped-back than previous efforts and featured guest performances from friends and collaborators Jeff Beck and Jools Holland, as well as T-Bone Burnett in the producer's chair. ~ Chris True
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Stations Featuring
Imelda May


    2 songs

    Blues Women

    Blues Women
    3 songs

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    1 song


    1 song

Albums by
Imelda May

Top Songs by
Imelda May

  1.   Song
  2.   Mayhem
  3.   Kentish Town Waltz
  4.   Inside Out
  5.   Psycho
  6.   Johnny Got a Boom Boom
  7.   Knock 123
  8.   It's Good to Be Alive
  9.   Big Bad Handsome Man
  10.   Flame of Love
  11.   Wicked Way
  12.   Tainted Love
  13.   Eternity
  14.   Smotherin' Me
  15.   Meet You at the Moon
  16.   Love Tattoo
  17.   Bring My Cadillac Back
  18.   End of the World
  19.   No Turning Back
  20.   My Baby Left Me
  21.   Dealing with the Devil
  22.   Black Tears
  23.   Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock'n' Roll)
  24.   Zombie Girl
  25.   Five Good Men
  26.   Little Pixie
  27.   Wild Woman
  28.   Mr. Five By Five
  29.   I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love
  30.   Road Runner
  31.   Gypsy
  32.   Blues Calling
  33.   Bury My Troubles
  34.   All for You
  35.   It's Your Voodoo Working
  36.   Falling in Love with You Again
  37.   Don't Do Me No Wrong
  38.   Y'hoo
  39.   Wild About My Lovin
  40.   Once More
  41.   Cry for Me Baby
  42.   Let Us Sing
  43.   Right Amount of Wrong
  44.   I Wanna Dance
  45.   Round the Bend
  46.   Walking After Midnight
  47.   Proud and Humble
  48.   Let Me Out
  49.   Smokers' Song
  50.   Feel Me
  51.   What Am I Gonna Do
  52.   Dreaming
  53.   Lovey Dovey Lovely One
  54.   Hellfire Club
  55.   Too Sad to Cry
  56.   Pulling the Rug
  57.   I'm Alive
  58.   Till I Kissed You
  59.   Call Me
  60.   Sneaky Freak
  61.   Amber Eyes
  62.   Forever You and Me
  63.   Watcha Gonna Do
  64.   Gypsy in Me
  65.   Tribal
  66.   Ghost of Love

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