James "Son" Thomas

James Thomas

Also known as James 'Son' Thomas, James Son Thomas, James Thomas, Son Thomas
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Discography of James "Son" Thomas:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Plays And Sings Delta Blues Classics 12 Audio 1981 Swingmaster
2 Mississippi Delta Blues Man 12 Audio 2001 Swingmaster
3 The James 'Son' Thomas Album 10 Audio 1985 L+R Records

Guitarist James "Son" Thomas (14 October 1926 in Eden, Mississippi — 26 June 1993 in Greenville, Mississippi) was an American blues musician, gravedigger and folk artist known for his sculptors featuring actual human teeth.

Thomas was raised by his grandparents, who also gave him his nickname "Son" as a term of endearment. In 1967 he was discovered by researcher William Ferris and documented his life in book "Blues From The Delta" and in five films. Soon with new found fame, "Son" Thomas played several blues festivals billed as "Delta's last living originals" and recorded a handful of albums.

James "Son" Thomas died at age 66 following a heart attack.

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