©Rockrpix - Jimmy Thomas was with Mark Olbrich Blues Eternity

Jimmy Thomas was born in Osceola, Arkansas, 20 January 1939. Raised by his uncle and aunt he was brought up on a musical diet of records by Big Maceo, Waiter Davis, Tampa Red, Sonny Boy Williamson etc. as well as hearing many of the local blues artists including Albert King, then still known as Albert Nelson. Forming a band of his own whilst still in his early teens and performing current popular vocal group and blues material, they played many of the local clubs in and around Osceola.

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