Rockin' Tabby Thomas Dead at 84
The singer, guitarist and pianist's career featured a string of Louisiana blues recordings, which often included collaborations with Lazy Lester and Whispering Smith. He'd been a member of the Mellow, Mellow Men and run his own label, Blue Beat. He'd hosted a weekend blues radio show for decades.
Ernest J Thomas was the father of Grammy-winning actor and musician Chris Thomas King, who tells the Advocate: "Even when he was most ill, he still found a way to say something to put a smile on people's faces. His legacy is that he touched people with his music and his conversation." more on this story
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