1973’s In Between Tears was something of a comeback album for Irma Thomas. She had not recorded a new album in seven years; then she met Jerry Swamp Dogg Williams. The result was one of her best records.
The album art is stunning. It was designed and executed by George Reeder Jr. It was his only album cover, which is a pity. In fact, I could find nothing else about him on the internets.
The cover is worthy of the Soul Queen of New Orleans.
The back cover is just as striking.
The full album is not available on the YouTube, here are some selected tracks.