Apart from being a blues musician, Thomas was a gravedigger and folk artist known for his sculptures featuring actual human teeth.
Born 14 October 1926 in Eden, Mississippi, died 26 June 1993 in Greenville, Mississippi. Thomas was raised by his grandparents, who gave him his nickname “Son” as a term of endearment. In 1967 he was discovered by researcher William Ferris, who documented his life in the book “Blues From The Delta” and in five films.
9/10 … This is a real coffee table book, 436 pages and a wooping 31x25cm. I sat down with a cup of cooffe and started at the begining. I was imiditlly sucked into this amazing universe and 6 hours later I was still at it. Writting down for me new titles to discover and listening to them on Spotify to see if I wanted to hunt down the vinyl. Another aspect I love about this kind of books is that I feel less crazy for spending so much time and so much money on music. There’s a whole lot of other people out there that are the same.
From: You find the track on several of his compilation albums such as “Plays And Sings The Mississippi Delta Blues” or “Burnside On Burnside“.Year: 1978 (YouTube Clip Recording)Genre: Delta Blues/North Mississippi Blues ”It makes me extremely happy that he at least got recognition later in life and was able to live off his music.” Virtually […]