KID THOMAS





SINGLES

FEDERAL 12298 KID THOMASWolf Pack (a.k.a. Wolf Call) / The Spell1957 US
TRANSCONTINENTAL RECORDS COMPANY T-1012 KID THOMASRockin' This Joint Tonight / You Heard What I Said
(mis-pressing, with b-side's title written in ball point on a tape pasted over the title 'You're An Angel' that appeared on the official release, possibly featuring Joe Bennett on vocals)
1960 US
TRC T-1012 KID THOMASRockin' This Joint Tonight / You Are An Angel1960 US
MURIEL M-1001 TOMMY LOUIS & THE RYTHM [sic] ROCKERSThe Hurt Is On / I Love You So1965 US
MURIEL M-1002/3 TOMMY LOUIS & THE RHYTHM ROCKERSWail Baby Wail / Lookie There1965 US
CENCO 115 TOMMY LEWISAngel / Willow Brook1969 US
JSP 45-03 KID THOMASRockin' This Joint Tonight / Cozy Lounge Blues197? UK
CARDINAL C 3072 TOMMY LOUIS WITH MARSHALL AND THE VERSATILESWail Baby Wail / Lookie There19?? BEL




EP'S

FLYRIGHT/XX MIN 709 V/A: DOWNHOME HARP  (EP)
(tracks by Jerry McCain, Kid Thomas & Eddie Hope)
1971 UK
D'N L EP 004 V/A: KID THOMAS  (EP)
You Are An Angel / Rockin' This Joint Tonite / Cozy Lounge Blues / Lookie There / Wail, Baby, Wail  
19??
JSP 45-05 ROCKIN' THIS JOINT TONITE WITH KID THOMAS
Rockin' This Joint Tonite / Wail Baby Wail / Lookie There
1984? UK 
NORTON EP-110 (p/s)  KID THOMAS
Rockin' This Joint Tonite / You Heard What I Said (prev. unissued) / Wail Baby Wail / Lookie There
2002 US




ALBUMS

FLOATIN' BRIDGE 1069 BIRMINGHAM JONES & KID THOMAS: BLUES HARP BOOGIE (1957-1965)  (LP)
The Spell / The Wolf Pack (takes 6-8) / That's My Baby (takes 1-2) / Come On In This House / Need Your Love Baby / Here's My Story
1978 US
WOLF WBJ 012 HERE'S MY STORY  (LP/CD)
Beaulah Come Back (take 1) / The Wolf Pack (take 1) / The Spell (take 1) / Come Here Woman / Jivin' Mess / She's Fine / The Spell (take 2) / The Wolf Pack (takes 2-4) / Beaulah Come Back (takes 2-4) / Come In This House (take 5) / Beaulah Come Back (take 5) / Here's My Story (take 1)
(all recordings previously unreleased)
1991/1998 AUT
WOLF WBJ 018 KID THOMAS & JERRY MCCAIN: ROCKIN' HARMONICA BLUES MAN  (LP/CD)
Rockin' This Joint Tonite / You Are An Angel / Wail Baby Wail / Five Long Years / Lookie Here / Cozy Lounge Blues / Willowbrook / You Are An Angel / The Hurt Is On / I Love You So
(the rest of tracks by Jerry McCain)
1991/1998 AUT
AVI/EL DIABLO CD 1001 WAIL, BABY, WAIL!  (CD)
Beaulah Come Back / The Wolf Pack / The Spell / Come Here Woman / Jivin' Mess / She's Fine / Here's My Story / Rockin' This Joint Tonight / You Are An Angel / Wail Baby Wail / Five Long Years / Lookie There / Cozy Lounge Blues / Willowbrook / You Are An Angel (version 2) / The Hurt Is On / I Love You So / The Spell (alt.) / The Wolf Pack (alt. 1) / The Wolf Pack (alt. 2) / The Wolf Pack (alt. 3) / Beaulah Come Back (alt. 1) / Beaulah Come Back (alt. 2) / Beaulah Come Back (alt. 3) / Come Here Woman (alt.) / Beaulah Come Back (alt. 4) / I've Been Crying / Ninety Nine & Half / Here Comes The Night / Dogging Around
1993 US
EAGLE EA-R 90412 ROCKIN' THIS JOINT TONIGHT  (CD)
Beaulah Come Back / The Wolf Pack / The Spell / Come Here Woman / Jivin' Mess / She's Fine / Here's My Story / Rockin' This Joint Tonight / You Are An Angel / Wail Baby Wail / Five Long Years / Lookie There / Cozy Lounge Blues / Willowbrook / You Are An Angel (version 2) / The Hurt Is On / I Love You So / The Spell (alt.) / The Wolf Pack (alt. 1) / The Wolf Pack (alt. 2) / The Wolf Pack (alt. 3) / Beaulah Come Back (alt. 1) / Beaulah Come Back (alt. 2) / Beaulah Come Back (alt. 3) / Come Here Woman (alt.) / Beaulah Come Back (alt. 4) / I've Been Crying / Ninety Nine & Half / Here Comes The Night / Dogging Around
(reissue of AVI/El Diablo CD)
1997 GER
RESCUE RUCD 102 ADDS...  (CD)
Tell Me Baby / In A Cold Cold World / It's A Lie / Why Do I Have To Cry / Willow Brook / You Are An Angel / Cozy Special / Bad Luck / Come Back / Cozy Lounge Blues / Five Long Years / I've Been Cryin' / Ninety Nine / Here Comes The Night / Dog Me Around / Rockin' This Joint Tonite / You Are An Angel (take 1) / The Hurt Is On / Wail Baby Wail / Lookie There
(the first fifteen tracks previously unreleased)
2001 UK




COMPILATIONS

BLUES OBSCURITIES BOV 2 V/A: BLUES OBSCURITIES, VOL.2 : LONESOME HARMONICA  (LP)
Willow Brook Blues
-- reissue: London HAU 8455, 1974 UK/Japanese edition: London/King GXF-2002, 1975 --
1972 UK
STATESIDE/TOSHIBA SR-9323B V/A: THE ROOTS OF AMERICA'S MUSIC  (LP)
Eh La Bas
1972 JPN
BLUES OBSCURITIES BOV 3/LONDON HAU 8456 V/A: BLUES OBSCURITIES, VOL.3 - STRECHIN' OUT  (LP)
The Hurt Is On
-- French edition: London 278.053, 1975/Japanese edition: London/King GXF-2003, 1975 --
1975 UK
JSP 1002 V/A: ROCKIN' THIS JOINT TONITE  (LP)
Rockin' This Joint Tonite / You Are An Angel / Wail Baby Wail / Lookie There / Cozy Lounge Blues / Five Long Years
(incl. 45rpm single tracks with '68/'69 stuff recorded in Los Angeles; "Five Long Years" is not Eddie Boyd's '52 hit song; other tracks on the album are by Ace Holder & Johnny "Guitar" Watson)
1979 UK
WILDERNESS ? V/A: WILD AND FRANTIC  (LP)
Wail Baby Wail (?)
19??
MOONSHINE BLP 102 V/A: A TASTE OF HARP  (LP)
Tommy Louis: The Hurt Is On / I Love You So
1983 HOL
ACE CH 158 V/A: ROCK AND ROLL DANCE PARTY, VOL.5  (LP)
Rockin' This Joint Tonite
1986 UK
STOMPIN' 104 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.4  (LP)
The Wolf Pack
19?? UK
CLUB LP 011 V/A: GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL.11  (LP)
Wail Baby Wail
1993 UK
OFFICIAL OFF CD 5004 V/A: WILD & FRANTIC  (CD)
Wail Baby Wail
1995 DEN
OFFICIAL OFF CD 5005 V/A: MORE WILD & FRANTIC - BLACK SHOUTERS  (CD)
Rockin' This Joint Tonight
1995 DEN
VALMOR CD 1369 V/A: JOOK BLOCK BUSTERS, VOL.1  (CD)
The Wolf Pack
199? US
VALMOR CD 8351 V/A: JOOK BLOCK BUSTERS, VOL.2  (CD)
The Wolf Pack
(previously unissued alternative take)
199? US
ALLEY MUSIC CD-AM 001 V/A: BUMPIN'N'BLUES ROCKIN'  (CD)
Wail Baby Wail
199? US
MR. DJ 101 V/A: CRUISIN' CLASSICS, VOL.1 - LOST ROCK'N'ROLL TREASURES  (CD) 
Rockin' This Joint Tonight
1998
ACE CDCHD 717 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES FROM FEDERAL RECORDS  (CD)
Wolf Pack / The Spell / Jivin' Mess / You're Fine / Come Here Woman / Beulah Come Back / Here Is My Story / Ride On, Ride On
(previously unreleased takes)
1999 UK
RHINO R2 75704 V/A: LOUD, FAST & OUT OF CONTROL - THE WILD SOUNDS OF '50S ROCK  (4-CD)
Rockin' This Joint To-Nite
1999 US
MR. MAESTRO 300 V/A: WILD AND FRANTIC  (CD)
Rockin' This Joint Tonight
199?
SOUNDS OF SOUL 1003 V/A: LOST DEEP SOUL TREASURES, VOL.3  (CD)
Tommy Louis: I've Been Crying
200?
JSP JSPCD 2146 V/A: ROCKIN' THIS JOINT TONITE - ROCKIN' HARMONICA BLUES MEN  (LP/CD)
Rockin' This Joint Tonite / You Are An Angel / Wail Baby Wail / Lookie There / Cozy Lounge Blues / Five Long Years
2001 UK
WOLF 120.105 V/A: THE BEST OF HARMONICA BLUES  (CD)
Rockin' This Joint Tonight
2001 AUT
PAST PERFECT 220240-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.1  (15-CD)
Wolf Pack
2002 GER
CHEESCAKE CHCD 121 V/A: BOPPIN' BLUES 'N RHYTHM  (CD)
Tommy Louis: I Love You So
200?
ACE CDCHD 985 V/A: ROCKIN' FROM COAST TO COAST, VOL.3  (CD)
Rockin' This Joint Tonight
2004 UK
PANIC RECORDS 100 V/A: JUST SHUCKIN' AROUND 1953-1963 - WILD AND CRAZY L.A. RN'B  (CD)
Kid Thomas & Joe Bennett: You Heard What I Said
2004 US
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (10-CD)
Wolf Pack
2005 GER
BLUES TOWN BTCD 1052 V/A: BADASS ROCKERS  (CD)
Wail Baby Wail
200?
WRH MUSIC # V/A: WILD ROCK'N'ROLL HOWLERS - 35 SCREAMIN' DANCE TRACKS  (CD)
Wail Baby Wail
200?


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Benoit Billot | Alan Balfour

Published sources: Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | Blues Unlimited #72 (1970) | Blues News 5/1989 | Rollin' Rock #12 (1974; article by Jeff Stolper) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) 

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