Also known as “The Ebony Godfather”.
Other artists with the same name:
Joe Thomas (2) - bassist
Joe Thomas (3) - tenor saxophonist
Joe Thomas (4) - swing trumpeter
Joe Thomas (5) - producer, director, songwriter, associated with Brian Wilson and Soundstage.
Joe Thomas (6) - songwriter, also early jazz saxophonist, most notably with Jelly Roll Morton
Joe Thomas (8) - engineer
For funk/soul singer, songwriter with Enchantment, Michael Stokes see Joe "Jobie" Thomas
For R&B singer see Joe and Joseph Thomas (3)
For early jazz clarinetist see Joseph Thomas (7)
For songwriter of "Ain't Nothing But a House Party" see Joseph Thomas (2)