Sonny Thompson

Sonny Thompson (probably August 23, 1916 – August 11, 1989), born Alfonso Thompson or Hezzie Tompson, was an American R&B bandleader and pianist, popular in the 1940s and 1950s.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 22nd, 1922 (Mississippi), Died August 11th, 1989 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C2628 10-in. 12/4/1928 Please let me have it Octavia Dick Female vocal solo, with male vocal solo and piano vocalist  


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"Thompson, Sonny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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