Joe Thomas (3)

Real Name:
Joseph Vankert Thomas
Profile:
American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and occasional vocalist, born June 19, 1909 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; died August 3, 1986 in Kansas City, Kansas. Notable performances include: "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Wham", "Bugs Parade", "Posin'" and "What's Your Story, Morning Glory?".

Recorded and played with several artists, including Horace Henderson (alto saxophone, 1929-30), Stuff Smith (tenor saxophone, 1930-31), and most notably with Jimmie Lunceford (tenor saxophone, clarinet and vocals, 1932-47), whose band he took over with Edwin Wilcox after Lunceford's death.

He left the music business in the mid-1950s to work in the family undertaking business. In the 1960s he started to play again occasionally.

Not to be confused with Joe Thomas (6) and Joseph Thomas (7).
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Albums

Joe Thomas (3) - Jimmie Lunceford In Hi-Fi album art Billy May And His Orchestra Featuring Willie Smith (2), Trummie Young*, Joe Thomas (3), Dan Grissom Billy May And His Orchestra Featuring Willie Smith (2), Trummie Young*, Joe Thomas (3), Dan Grissom - Jimmie Lunceford In Hi-Fi (Album) Capitol Records UK 1957 Sell This Version
UP 27.01 Joe Thomas (3) - Raw Meat (The Great Lunceford Tenor) album art Joe Thomas (3) Raw Meat (The Great Lunceford Tenor)(LP, Album) Uptown Records (2) UP 27.01 US 1980 Sell This Version
UP 27.12 Joe Thomas (3) - Blowin' In From K.C. album art Joe Thomas (3) / Jay McShann Joe Thomas (3) / Jay McShann - Blowin' In From K.C.(LP, Album) Uptown Records (2) UP 27.12 US 1983 Sell This Version
LP-5006 Joe Thomas (3) - Jimmy Lunceford's Second Jubilee album art Jimmie Lunceford, King Cole And His Trio*, Butterfly McQueen, Carmen Miranda, Lena Horne, The Golden Gate Quartet, Joe Thomas (3) Jimmie Lunceford, King Cole And His Trio*, Butterfly McQueen, Carmen Miranda, Lena Horne, The Golden Gate Quartet, Joe Thomas (3) - Jimmy Lunceford's Second Jubilee(LP) Joyce LP-5006 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

M-113 Joe Thomas (3) - For Boobs Only / Don't Blame Me album art Joe Thomas (3) For Boobs Only / Don't Blame Me(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (7) M-113 US 1945 Sell This Version
1135 Joe Thomas (3) - Saxology / Moonbeams album art Jimmie Lunceford's Orchestra* Under The Direction Of Eddie Wilcox* - Joe Thomas (3) Jimmie Lunceford's Orchestra* Under The Direction Of Eddie Wilcox* - Joe Thomas (3) - Saxology / Moonbeams(Shellac, 10") Manor 1135 US 1949 Sell This Version
EP 304 Joe Thomas (3) - Wham-A-Lam EP album art Joe Thomas (3) Wham-A-Lam EP(7", EP) King Records (3) EP 304 US 1951 Sell This Version
CS 4573-1 Joe Thomas (3) - Raw Meat / Blue Shadows album art Joe Thomas (3) Raw Meat / Blue Shadows(7") King Records (3) CS 4573-1 Unknown Sell This Version
Joe Thomas (3) - Page Boy Shuffle / Tick Tock album art Marvin & Johnny / Joe Thomas (3) Marvin & Johnny / Joe Thomas (3) - Page Boy Shuffle / Tick Tock Oldies But Goodies (4) Unknown Sell This Version
712 Joe Thomas (3) Rocatella / Twangy River(7", Single) Coin Records (3) 712 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Joe Thomas (3) - Big Little Bands album art Jimmy Rushing / Don Redman / Russell Jacquet / Joe Thomas (3) Jimmy Rushing / Don Redman / Russell Jacquet / Joe Thomas (3) - Big Little Bands (Comp) Onyx Records (3) US 1974 Sell This Version
30 JA 5224, JA 5224 Joe Thomas (3) - The Original Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra Directed By Eddie Wilcox And Joe Thomas 1948/1949 New-York City album art The Original Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra* Directed By Eddie Wilcox* And Joe Thomas (3) The Original Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra* Directed By Eddie Wilcox* And Joe Thomas (3) - The Original Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra Directed By Eddie Wilcox And Joe Thomas 1948/1949 New-York City(LP, Comp) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 JA 5224, JA 5224 France 1978 Sell This Version
ST 1017, ST1017 Joe Thomas (3) - Jumpin' With Joe album art Joe Thomas (3) Jumpin' With Joe(LP, Comp) Swingtime, Swingtime ST 1017, ST1017 Denmark 1987 Sell This Version
159982, N° 180 Joe Thomas (3) - Harlem Hop album art Joe Thomas (3) Harlem Hop(CD, Comp, RM) EPM Musique, Jazz Archives (2) 159982, N° 180 France 2001 Sell This Version
PB 2331, PB 2332 Joe Thomas (3) - Independent Woman / Page Boy Shuffle album art Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats / Joe Thomas (3) Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats / Joe Thomas (3) - Independent Woman / Page Boy Shuffle(7", Comp) Play Back Records (4), Play Back Records (4) PB 2331, PB 2332 US Unknown Sell This Version

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