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

FDS 115, FD-10115 Leon Thomas - Spirits Known And Unknown album art Leon Thomas Spirits Known And Unknown (Album) Flying Dutchman FDS 115, FD-10115 US 1969 Sell This Version
FDS-136 Leon Thomas - SNCC's Rap album art H. Rap Brown / Leon Thomas H. Rap Brown / Leon Thomas - SNCC's Rap (Album) Flying Dutchman FDS-136 US 1970 Sell This Version
BTS-9009 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 BTS-9009 US 1970 Sell This Version
FDS-120 Leon Thomas - 3 Shades Of Blue album art Johnny Hodges With Leon Thomas And Oliver Nelson Johnny Hodges With Leon Thomas And Oliver Nelson - 3 Shades Of Blue (Album) Flying Dutchman FDS-120 US 1970 Sell This Version
FDS 10132 Leon Thomas - The Leon Thomas Album album art Leon Thomas The Leon Thomas Album (Album) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman FDS 10132 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
FD-10142 Leon Thomas - In Berlin album art 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 art Leon Thomas Gold Sunrise On Magic Mountain (Album) Mega Records (4) 6369 413 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
FD-10167-1 Leon Thomas - Full Circle album art Leon Thomas Full Circle (Album) Flying Dutchman FD-10167-1 US 1973 Sell This Version
FLY F 50155 Leon Thomas - Blues And The Soulful Truth album art Leon Thomas Blues And The Soulful Truth (Album) Flying Dutchman FLY F 50155 US 1972 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 Records 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 (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
82876545502 Leon Thomas - Super Black Blues album art T-Bone Walker / Joe Turner* / Otis Spann / Leon Thomas / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson T-Bone Walker / Joe Turner* / Otis Spann / Leon Thomas / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Super Black Blues(CD, RE + CD, RE + Box, Comp) RCA Victor 82876545502 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
GB1529 Leon Thomas - Live 1970 album art Nucleus (3) With Leon Thomas Nucleus (3) With Leon Thomas - Live 1970 (Album) Gearbox Records GB1529 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FD 26009 Leon Thomas - Damn Nam (Ain't Goin' To Vietnam) album art Leon Thomas Damn Nam (Ain't Goin' To Vietnam) (Single) Flying Dutchman FD 26009 US 1970 Sell This Version
FD-26013 Leon Thomas - The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) album art 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 album art 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) album art Leon Thomas China Doll (Part 1) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman FDS-DJ 2 US 1972 Sell This Version
FD 26026-DJ 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 FD 26026-DJ US 1973 Sell This Version
FD-26025 Leon Thomas - L-O-V-E / Boom-Boom-Boom album art Leon Thomas L-O-V-E / Boom-Boom-Boom (Single) Flying Dutchman FD-26025 US 1973 Sell This Version
D-KLPD-1 Leon Thomas - Thank You Baby album art Leone Thomas* Thank You Baby Don D-KLPD-1 US 1975 Sell This Version
SB7040 Leon Thomas - Love Each Other / L.O.V.E album art Leon Thomas Love Each Other / L.O.V.E Soul Brother Records (3) SB7040 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Compilations

FD-10164 Leon Thomas - Facets - The Legend Of Leon Thomas album art Leon Thomas Facets - The Legend Of Leon Thomas (Comp) Flying Dutchman FD-10164 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