Hociel Thomas

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth: July 10, 1904    Houston, TX

Date of Death:  August 22, 1952    Oakland, CA

Place of Burial:  Greenlawn Memorial Park

                           1100 El Camino Real

                           Colma, CA 94101

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown

Hociel Thomas (w/Louis Armstrong and Hersal Thomas)


Go Down Sunshine / Tebo's Texas Boogie, Circle Records (J-1014)

Hociel Thomas and Lillie Delk Christian, In Chronological Order 1925-1928, Document Records (DOCD-5448)

Louis Armstrong, Louis & The Blues Singers 1925 - 1929: Louis Armstrong / Victoria Spivey / Hociel Thomas / Lillie Delk

     Christian, Parlophone ‎(PMC 7144)

Mutt Carey and Hociel Thomas, Mutt Carey Plays The Blues With Hociel Thomas, Riverside Records ‎(RLP 1042) ‎

Bertha "Chippie" Hill & Hociel Thomas, Chippie Hill & Hociel Thomas, Collectors Edition (1001)

Female Blues Singers Volume T/U/W/Y (1923-1932), Fantasy By Selmerphone ‎(SHN-4033)


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