Leon Thomas

Leon Thomas

Real Name:
Amos Leon Thomas Jr.
Profile:
Leon Thomas (Oct 4, 1937 – May 8, 1999) was an American jazz singer, who made his mark in 1969, singing "The Creator Has a Master Plan" with Pharoah Sanders and showing that even avant-garde jazz can become popular under some circumstances. A fairly conventional singer, the most unusual aspect to Thomas was that he often broke out into yodelling in the middle of a vocal, a device since utilized occasionally by James Moody.

He also appeared as a sideman in many situations, including on a Louis Armstrong 1970 record and with Carlos Santana (who he worked with in 1973-1974). Thomas died of heart failure on May 8, 1999 .
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Leon Thomas Discography

Albums

FDS 115, FD-10115 Leon Thomas Spirits Known And Unknown (Album) Flying Dutchman FDS 115, FD-10115 US 1969 Sell This Version
FDS-136 H. Rap Brown / Leon Thomas H. Rap Brown / Leon Thomas - SNCC's Rap (Album) Flying Dutchman FDS-136 US 1970 Sell This Version
FDS 120 Johnny Hodges / Oliver Nelson / Leon Thomas Johnny Hodges / Oliver Nelson / Leon Thomas - 3 Shades Of Blue (Album) Flying Dutchman FDS 120 US 1970 Sell This Version
FDS-132, FDS 132 Leon Thomas The Leon Thomas Album (Album) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman FDS-132, FDS 132 US 1970 Sell This Version
FD-10142 Leon Thomas With Oliver Nelson Leon Thomas With Oliver Nelson - In Berlin (Album) Flying Dutchman FD-10142 US 1971 Sell This Version
6369 413 Leon Thomas Gold Sunrise On Magic Mountain (Album) Mega Records (4) 6369 413 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
FD 10155 Leon Thomas Blues And The Soulful Truth (Album) Flying Dutchman FD 10155 US 1972 Sell This Version
FD-10167 Leon Thomas Full Circle (Album) Flying Dutchman FD-10167 US 1973 Sell This Version
PAL 15006 Leon Thomas A Piece Of Cake(LP) Palcoscenico PAL 15006 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
JUST 117-2 Jeri Brown With Special Guest Leon Thomas Jeri Brown With Special Guest Leon Thomas - Zaius(CD, Album) Justin Time JUST 117-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
09026638742 Leon Thomas / T-Bone Walker / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Joe Turner* Leon Thomas / T-Bone Walker / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Joe Turner* - Super Black Blues: Volume II (Album, Comp) Blue Bird, BluesTime 09026638742 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
GB1529 Nucleus (3) With Leon Thomas Nucleus (3) With Leon Thomas - Live 1970(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Gearbox Records GB1529 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FD-26009 Leon Thomas Damn Nam (Ain't Goin' To Vietnam)(7", Single) Flying Dutchman FD-26009 US 1970 Sell This Version
FD-26013 Leon Thomas The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) (Single) Flying Dutchman FD-26013 US 1971 Sell This Version
FD 26023 Leon Thomas Let's Go Down To Lucy's / Love Each Other (Single) Flying Dutchman FD 26023 US 1972 Sell This Version
FDS-DJ 2 Leon Thomas China Doll (Part 1) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman FDS-DJ 2 US 1972 Sell This Version
6073 707 Leon Thomas L-O-V-E / Boom-Boom-Boom (Single) Flying Dutchman 6073 707 UK 1973 Sell This Version
FD 26026-DJ Leon Thomas Just In Time To See The Sun(7", Single, Promo) Flying Dutchman FD 26026-DJ US 1973 Sell This Version
D-KLPD-1 Leone Thomas* Thank You Baby Don D-KLPD-1 US 1975 Sell This Version
SSB-725 Leon Thomas Tonight(7", Single, Promo) Sunshine Records (10) SSB-725 US 1977 Sell This Version

Compilations

FD-10164 Leon Thomas Facets - The Legend Of Leon Thomas (Comp) Flying Dutchman FD-10164 US 1973 Sell This Version
PJL2-8053, 26.28119 DP Oliver Nelson Featuring Johnny Hodges And Leon Thomas Oliver Nelson Featuring Johnny Hodges And Leon Thomas - Giant Of Jazz(2xLP, Album, Comp) RCA, RCA PJL2-8053, 26.28119 DP Germany 1976 Sell This Version
PJL2-8054, 26.28120 Leon Thomas The Legend(2xLP, Comp, Gat) RCA, RCA, RCA International (Camden), RCA International (Camden) PJL2-8054, 26.28120 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
38 512, 38512 Leon Thomas V.I.P. - Jazz 15 Leon Thomas(LP, Comp, Club) RCA, Donauland 38 512, 38512 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
LP SBPJ 1 Leon Thomas Anthology (Comp) Soul Brother Records (3) LP SBPJ 1 UK 1998 Sell This Version