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Rockin' Tabby Thomas - Swamp Blues Man (1996)

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Rockin' Tabby Thomas - Swamp Blues Man (1996)
Artist: Rockin' Tabby Thomas
Title Of Album: Swamp Blues Man
Year Of Release: 1996
Label: Dejan
Genre: Blues, Lousiana Blues, Swamp Blues
Format: Mp3 | APE
Quality: 320 kbps | Lossless
Total Time: 63:21 Min
Total Size: 155 Mb | 297 Mb (covers)


01. Rock This House
02. Hey Little School Girl
03. Hey Bartender #1
04. Going To New Orleans
05. Hey Bartender #2 (Instrumental)
06. Hoo Do Man
07. Drinking Blues
08. Lilie Brown
09. Swamp Man Blues
10. Gamblin' Woman
11. Dirty Draws
12. Kiss Tomorrow Good-bye
13. I's I'm Your Man
14. Give Me A Chance
15. On Thin Ice
16. My Last Letter

Thomas was born and grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After graduating he served in the U.S. Air Force, and while serving won a talent contest on KSAN radio in San Francisco in 1959. After making a few unsuccessful recordings for Hollywood Records, he returned to Baton Rouge. He recorded for several small local labels, before he became more successful with Excello Records in Crowley, for whom his records included "Hoodo Party" in 1961. He also worked in various jobs, including a time with Ciba Geigy where he was a union steward.

He became one of the best known blues musicians in Baton Rouge with his band the Mellow, Mellow Men, but briefly retired from performing in the late 1960s to set up his own record label, Blue Beat, which released his own recordings and those of other local musicians. In 1978, with other members of his family including his son Chris Thomas King, he reopened a rundown building on North Boulevard. He ran the venue as an authentic blues club, Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Hall. The club moved in 2000 and finally closed in November 2004. Thomas also became a popular performer in the UK and Europe, where he made regular appearances.

Thomas had a serious automobile accident in 2002 and a stroke in 2004, which affected his playing but not his singing. He later hosted the radio show, Tabby's Blues Box, on Baton Rouge stations WBRH-FM and KBRH-AM. He died in the early hours of January 1, 2014



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