KID THOMAS

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Kid Thomas was born in Sturgis, Mississippi. As a child he moved to Chicago, Illinois and learned the harmonica. While he later switched to rock and roll, he initially played blues. By the early 1950s, he played regularly with Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Bo Diddley, and as a solo performer. In 1955 he recorded his first single, "Wolf Pack", for Federal Records. However, it was not successful, and other recordings he made for Federal went unissued for many years.

After a stint performing in clubs in Wichita, Kansas, where he joined up with Hound Dog Taylor, he travelled to Los Angeles with the idea of emulating the success of Little Richard. There, he met record producer George Motola, and in 1959 recorded the single "Rockin' This Joint To-Nite," which was released on Motola's Transcontinental label. The record has been described as "one of the wildest rock'n'roll discs of all
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KID THOMAS Jazz, Gospel & Blues: Living New Orleans Jazz-1973 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz, Gospel & Blues: Living New Orleans Jazz-1973
Original New Orleans Jazz 1974

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KID THOMAS Wail, Baby, Wail! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wail, Baby, Wail!
Original New Orleans Jazz 1993

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Rockin' This Joint Tonight / You Heard What I Said
Original New Orleans Jazz 1960

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