Ernest A. "Tom Archia" Archie Jr.

Tenor Saxophone

Date of Birth:  November 26, 1919     Groveton, TX

Date of Death:  January 16, 1977     Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Oakwood Cemetery

                          25th Street

                          Hempstead, TX 77445

Has Marker: Yes

Grave Location:  30° 21' 48" N. / 96° 2' 24" W.


The Chronological Tom Archia: 1947 - 1948, Classics (5006)


Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.

Bogdanov, Vladimir et al. (Ed.). All Music Guide to The Blues. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003, 3rd Edition.

Cohen, Rich. Machers And Rockers: Chess Records and the Business Of Rock & Roll. New York: Atlas/W.W. Norton, 2004.

Cohodas, Nadine. Spinning Blues Into Gold. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2001.

Govenar, Alan. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

Greensmith, Bill, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg. Blues Unlimited. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Kemfeld, Barry (Ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (Second Edition). London: Macmillan Publishers, Ltd., 2002 (3    


Schuller, Gunther. The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Ward, Ed. The History Of Rock & Roll Volume One 1920-1963. New York: Flatiron Books, 2016.

Yanow, Scott. Jazz On Record: The First Sixty Years. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003.

Tom Archia - Downfall Blues

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