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 James Son Thomas

James Son Thomas

Birth
Eden, Yazoo County, Mississippi, USA
Death 26 Jun 1993 (aged 66)
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Leland, Washington County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 21693 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Eden, Mississippi, he was one of the great Delta blues bottle-neck guitarist, as well as a self-taught sculptor. Thomas worked for a while as a grave digger, and sculptured creations of clay caskets and skulls with human teeth. He began to play guitar seriously after reaching the age of fifty and his blues style was enthusiastically received all over the world. He recorded many albums to include "Blues from the Delta" (1968), "Blues for Your Pocket" (1972), "I Got the Blues this Morning" (1979), "Highway 61 Blues" (1983) and "Gateway to the Delta" (1987). He died in Greenville, Mississippi and his grave headstone was paid for by musician John Fogerty.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21693
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Son Thomas (14 Oct 1926–26 Jun 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21693, citing Bogue Cemetery, Leland, Washington County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .