Joe Thomas (3)
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).
- 35 Vocals
- 126 Instruments & Performance
- 23 Writing & Arrangement
- 4 Featuring & Presenting
- 2 Conducting & Leading