George W. Thomas

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth: March 9, 1883    Pine Bluff, AR

Date of Death:  March 6, 1937    Chicago, IL

Place of Burial:  Restvale Cemetery

                         11700 S. Laramie Avenue

                         Alsip, IL 60803

Has Marker:  Unmarked

Grave Location:  Section 1B, Row 1, Grave 34

George W. Thomas - The Rocks

SELECTED RECORDINGS

As Vocalist

McKinney's Cotton Pickers ‎– I'll Make Fun For You / Then Someone's In Love, Victor (V-38142)

'Give It To Me Good, Mr Hersal' -  The Piano Blues Volume 4: The Thomas Family 1925-1929, Magpie Records (PY 4404)

As Accompanist 

Texas Girls: The Complete Recordings In Chronological Order Of Lillian Miller, Hattie Hudson, Gertrude Perkins, Ida May Mack &

     Bobbie Cadillac (1926-1929), Document Records (DOCD-5163)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

Becker, Chris. “Texas Piano Players: A Legacy (Part One), Houston Press, Wednesday, December 22, 2010.

     http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/texas-piano-players-a-legacy-part-1-6368838. Accessed July 7, 2017.

Brothers, Thomas. Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.

Clayton, Lawrence and Joe W. Specht. The Roots of Texas Music. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.

Cohn, Lawrence. Nothing But the Blues. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.

Corcoran, Michael. All Over the Map – True Heroes of Texas Music. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

Davis, Francis. The History of The Blues. New York: Hyperion, 1995.

Edwards, Bill. "George Washington Thomas/Hersal Thomas," ragpiano.com, ragpiano.com/comps/gwthomas.shtml. Accessed April 3, 2018.

Felps, Paula. Lone Stars and Legends: The Story of Texas Music. Plano: Republic of Texas Press, 2001.

Oliphant, Dave. Texan Jazz. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.

______. Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007.

Oliver, Paul. The Story of The Blues. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

Pinsker, Robert I. "George W. Thomas and Hersal Thomas," sandiegoragtime.com

     http://www.sandiegoragtime.com/ThomasBrothersEssayFiles/GWTessay.html. Accessed April 3, 2018.

Rowe, Mike. “Piano Blues and Boogie Woogie.” The Blackwell Guide to Blues Records. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1990, pp. 83-111.

Santelli, Robert. The Big Book Of Blues. New York: Penguin Books, 2001 (revised).

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

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "George W. Thomas (composer),"

     https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/62116/Thomas_George_W._composer. Accessed April 3, 2018.

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "George W. Thomas (lyricist),

     https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/114490/Thomas_George_W._lyricist. Accessed April 3, 2018.    

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "George W. Thomas (songwriter),"

     https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/127883/Thomas_George_W._songwriter. Accessed April 3, 2018.

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