JIMMY THOMAS





SINGLES

# (acetate demo made at Beale St., Memphis, TN, only a handful of copies pressed) THE TRAYS (feat. Jimmy Thomas:vcl + poss. Walter Lee:pno, Little Walter Washington:gtr, Aubrey Wallace:dms) There's No Need Of Crying / Two More Days195? US
STEVENS 104 ICKY RENRUT (feat. Jimmy Thomas:vcl [a-side with Ike Turner, Tommy Hodge & Carlson Oliver]) In Your Eyes Baby / Jack Rabbit1959 US
STEVENS 107 ICKY RENRUT (feat. Jimmy Thomas & Fred Sample:vcls on b-side; Ike Turner:gtr) Ho...Ho / Hey...Hey9/1959 US
SOTOPLAY SO. 0025/0026 JIMMY THOMAS Pocket Change / Everyday (I Wake Up Crying)1961 US
SUE 778 JIMMY THOMAS You Can Go / Hurry And Come Home1962 US
SONJA 2004 (white label promo) JIMMY THOMAS WITH THE IKE & TINA REVUE You've Tasted Anothers Lips / I Love Nobody But You1963 US
SONJA 2004 JIMMY THOMAS WITH THE IKE & TINA REVUE You've Tasted Anothers Lips / I Love Nobody But You1963 US
SPUTNIK 10001 JIMMY THOMAS The Darkest Hour / The Little Cheater196? US
B AND F 1349 JIMMY THOMAS I'm A Stranger / I Wanna Cry196? US
PLAY BACK PO-0037A/PO-0026B BILLY THOMAS I Must Be Crazy / Everyday (I Wake Up Crying)1965? US
MIRWOOD 5522 (white label promo) JIMMY THOMAS Just Tryin' To Please You / Just Tryin' To Please You1966 US
MIRWOOD 5522 JIMMY THOMAS Just Tryin' To Please You / Where There's A Will1966 US
PALLADIUM P-639 JIMMY THOMAS & STEPPING STONES (same artist?) Don't Wait So Long / That Guy You Been Seein'196? US
PARLOPHONE R 5773 (withdrawn, demos more common) JIMMY THOMAS The Beautiful Night / Above A Whisper1969 UK
SPARK SRL 1035 JIMMY THOMAS (We Ain't Looking For) No Trouble / Springtime1969 UK
SPARK SRL 1040 JIMMY THOMAS White Dove / You Don't Have To Say Goodbye1970 UK
SIRE SI 4121/SIRE 45-4121 JIMMY THOMAS White Dove / You Don't Have To Say Goodbye1970 US
CONTEMPO-RARIES CS 9041 JIMMY THOMAS Just Tryin' To Please You / Where There's A Will  (reissue)1972 UK
JAY BOY BOY67 JIMMY THOMAS Where There's A Will / Just Tryin' To Please You  (reissue)1972 UK
T.B. SUPER SOUL TB-101 JIMMY THOMAS The Beautiful Night / Above A Whisper  (reissue)1972 UK
CONTEMPO C8 JIMMY THOMAS All God's Children / The Weak-End Is Mine1973 UK
CONTEMPO C22 JIMMY THOMAS Time / Young, Willing And Able1973 UK
SMOKE CITY SMC 9001 JIMMY THOMAS We Got Togetherness / Secret Doors To Secret Places197? US
20TH CENTURY BTC 1002 JIMMY THOMAS Beautiful Night / I Can't Live My Life Without You1975 UK
OSCEOLA OSC 1 (12") JIMMY THOMAS Hang Right On In There / Driving Wheel1979 UK
OSCEOLA OSC 2 (p/s) JIMMY THOMAS Hang Right On In There, Part 1 / Hang Right On In There, Part 21981 UK
LASER LAS 34 (12") JIMMY THOMAS Just A Matter Of Time / Music Is Life1980 UK
CRICKET INTERNATIONAL LBW 002 (12") JIMMY THOMAS Standing Alone In A Crowd / Mister Are You Famous1982 UK
STEVENS 104 ICKY RENRUT (feat. Jimmy Thomas:vcl on b-side; Ike Turner:gtr +vcl on a-side) In Your Eyes Baby / Jack Rabbit  (repro pressing, limited edition of 500 copies)2009 US




ALBUMS

CONTEMPO COLP 1002   JIMMY THOMAS: ABYSS  (LP)
Slim, Trim And Beautiful / Would You Say Yeah / Time / Young, Willing And Able / X-13 / Say You Love Me (The Attic Song) / Honey Dripper / Wild Horses / Gettin' Up / Weak-End / All God's Children
1973 UK
POLYDOR 2310 358 JIMMY THOMAS: YOU'RE THE SONG I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SING  (LP)  
You're The Song (I've Always Wanted To Sing) / I've Got To See You Tonight / Sweet Brown Sugar / Deep In You / Spread Us Around / One Brief Moment / What Can I Tell Her / Ebony Affair / Let Me Be Your Eyes
1974 GER 
BADENIA-TIEFDRUCK KARLSRUHE 999 JIMMY THOMAS, ORCHESTER LES SEARLE: WELT-FAVORITEN  (LP)  
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Ich Bin So Wie Ich Bin / La Montanara / Ja Die Welt Die Ist Rund / Glory Glory Halleluja / Geisterreiter / Wo Meine Sonne Scheint / Überall Blühen Rosen / Ride 'Em Joey / Vaya Con Dios / Ave Maria No Moro / Swinging Spirituals
1975 GER 
OSCEOLA OSC-CD1 JIMMY THOMAS: BOODYSHAKERS INN  (CD)
Is Anybody Out There / Song Of The Mad / You Said Goodbye / OneZone / My House / Love Mix / Hero-Shero / Pump / Trax / Rain / Black And Blue Too / Party For The Brokenhearted / Last Chance
2006 UK




COMPILATIONS

KENT KLP-5014/KST-514/KLMP 5014 THE IKE & TINA TURNER REVUE: LIVE  (LP)
Feel So Good
(recorded live at the Club Imperial and Harlem Club, St. Louis)
-- reissues: Ember EMB 3368, 1966 UK/"Please, Please, Please - Ike & Tina Turner Revue - Live", Kent KST-550, 1970 US/United Superior US-7765, 197? US/New World NW 6006, 1972 UK/Kent CDKEND 102, 1998 UK --
1964 US
WARNER BROS. W/WS-1579/LOMA 5112 THE IKE AND TINA TURNER SHOW: VOL.1 - LIVE  (LP)
Down In The Valley
-- UK editions: Warner Bros. W/WS 1579, 1965/Warner Bros. WM 8170, 1965/Australian edition: Warner Bros. W/WS 1579, 1965/reissue: Edsel ED 152, 19854 UK --
1965 US
FLYRIGHT FLY 578 IKE TURNER AND THE KINGS OF RHYTHM  (LP)
You Keep On Worrying Me
(takes 1, 3-4; 1958 recordings feat. Jimmy Thomas:vcl)
1981 UK
RED LIGHTNIN' RL 0047 IKE TURNER & THE KINGS OF RHYTHM: HEY HEY  (2-LP)
Icky Renrut (feat. Jimmy Thomas:vcl): Hey Hey / Jack Rabbit / In Your Eyes Baby / Hey Hey (take 1)
(1959 St. Louis recordings)
-- reissue: "East St. Louis - The Stevens Sessions", Sequel NEMCD 940, 1997 UK --
1984 UK
ACE CHD 244 IKE TURNER: TALENT SCOUT BLUES  (LP)
Feelin' Good / I Smell Trouble / Mother-In-Law Blues / Tin Pan Alley
(prev. unissued 1964 Los Angeles recordings)
1988 UK
KENT CDKEND 102 IKE & TINA TURNER REVUE: LIVE!!!  (CD)
Feelin' Good
1993 UK
GOLDMINE SOUL SUPPLY GSCD 49 V/A: BRITISH SOUL, VOL.1  (CD)
The Beautiful Night
1995 UK
GOLDMINE SOUL SUPPLY GSLP 73 V/A: BACKDROP  (LP)
Where There's A Will
1997 UK
SEQUEL NEM CD 940 IKE TURNER: EAST ST. LOUIS - THE STEVENS SESSIONS  (CD)
Icky Renrut (feat. Jimmy Thomas:vcl): Hey Hey / Jack Rabbit / In Your Eyes Baby / Hey Hey (take 1)
(reissue of Red Lightnin' RL 0047)
1997 UK
HALLMARK 390702 V/A: NORTHERN SOUL ORIGINALS  (3-CD)
Where There's A Will There's A Way
1998 UK
V.O.R. LP 106 V/A: BACKDROP - THE VERY ESSENCE OF NORTHERN SOUL CA. 1974  (LP)
Where There's A Will
1999 GER
NIGHT TRAIN INTERNATIONAL NTI CD 7139 IKE TURNER: THE BAD MAN  (CD)
I Love Nobody But You
2004 US
DELTA MUSIC 26441 V/A: NORTHERN SOUL SENSATIONS  (CD)
Where There's A Will
2004 UK
CIRCLE CPW C107 V/A: LE BEAT BESPOKÉ 2  (LP)
Springtime
2006 UK
AMBASSADOR'S RECEPTION ABRCD003 V/A: EXPERIMENT  (CD)
Driving Wheel
2010 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Goldmine Standard Catalog Of Rhythm & Blues Records (Tim Neely, 2002) | Takin' Back My Name (Ike Turner & Nigel Cawthorne, 1999) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Ike Turner - The King Of Rhythm (John Collis, 2003) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | Blues Unlimited #140 (1981; Jimmy Thomas article/interview by Bill Greensmith & Cilla Huggins + Ike Turner discography)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.recordmaster.com | www.ebay.com | www.musicstack.com | www.popsike.com | www.osceolarecords.com | www.btinternet.com/~jimmythomas.hotdesk | www.myspace.com/thejimmythomaspage | www.groovecollector.com | www.discogs.com/artist/Jimmy+Thomas | www.wirz.de/music/smithgeo/grafik/mccoy.pdf | www.groovecollector.com

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