Leon Thomas

Real Name:
Amos Leon Thomas Jr.
Profile:
Leon Thomas (born October 4, 1937 – died 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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Albums

Leon Thomas - Spirits Known And Unknown album art Leon Thomas Spirits Known And Unknown (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1969 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - Super Black Blues: Volume II album art 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) Flying Dutchman, BluesTime US 1970 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - SNCC's Rap album art H. Rap Brown / Leon Thomas H. Rap Brown / Leon Thomas - SNCC's Rap (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1970 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - 3 Shades Of Blue album art Johnny Hodges / Oliver Nelson / Leon Thomas Johnny Hodges / Oliver Nelson / Leon Thomas - 3 Shades Of Blue (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1970 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - The Leon Thomas Album album art Leon Thomas The Leon Thomas Album (Album) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman Canada 1970 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - In Berlin album art Leon Thomas With Oliver Nelson Leon Thomas With Oliver Nelson - In Berlin (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1971 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - Gold Sunrise On Magic Mountain album art Leon Thomas Gold Sunrise On Magic Mountain (Album) Mega Records (4) Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - Blues And The Soulful Truth album art Leon Thomas Blues And The Soulful Truth (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1972 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - Full Circle album art Leon Thomas Full Circle (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1973 Sell This Version
PAL 15006 Leon Thomas - A Piece Of Cake album art Leon Thomas Starring Freddie Hubbard Leon Thomas Starring Freddie Hubbard - A Piece Of Cake(LP) Palcoscenico PAL 15006 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
TR 121 Leon Thomas - Shukuru album art Pharoah Sanders Featuring Leon Thomas Pharoah Sanders Featuring Leon Thomas - Shukuru(LP, Album) Theresa Records TR 121 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
512694A Leon Thomas - Precious Energy album art Leon Thomas, Gary Bartz Quintet Leon Thomas, Gary Bartz Quintet - Precious Energy(CD, Album) Mapleshade Productions 512694A US 1990 Sell This Version
JUST 117-2 Leon Thomas - Zaius album art 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
Leon Thomas - Live 1970 album art Nucleus (3) With Leon Thomas Nucleus (3) With Leon Thomas - Live 1970 (Album) Gearbox Records UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Leon Thomas - Damn Nam (Ain't Goin' To Vietnam) album art Leon Thomas Damn Nam (Ain't Goin' To Vietnam) (Single) Flying Dutchman US 1970 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) album art Leon Thomas The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) (Single) Flying Dutchman US 1971 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - Let's Go Down To Lucy's / Love Each Other album art Leon Thomas Let's Go Down To Lucy's / Love Each Other (Single) Flying Dutchman US 1972 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - China Doll (Part 1) album art Leon Thomas China Doll (Part 1) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman US 1972 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - Never Let Me Go / Just In Time To See The Sun album art Leon Thomas Never Let Me Go / Just In Time To See The Sun (Single) Flying Dutchman US 1973 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - L-O-V-E / Boom-Boom-Boom album art Leon Thomas L-O-V-E / Boom-Boom-Boom (Single) Flying Dutchman US 1973 Sell This Version
Leon Thomas - Thank You Baby album art Leone Thomas* Thank You Baby Don US 1975 Sell This Version

Compilations

Leon Thomas - Facets - The Legend Of Leon Thomas album art Leon Thomas Facets - The Legend Of Leon Thomas (Comp) Flying Dutchman US 1973 Sell This Version
PJL2-8053, 26.28119 DP Leon Thomas - Giant Of Jazz album art 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 album art 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 album art Leon Thomas V.I.P. - Jazz 15 Leon Thomas(LP, Comp, Club) RCA, Donauland 38 512, 38512 Austria 1979 Sell This Version