Jesse Thomas

Jesse "Babyface" Thomas (February 3, 1911 – August 15, 1995) was an American Texas blues guitarist and singer. Known at different times as "Baby Face" or "Mule", and occasionally billed as "The Blues Troubadour", his career performing blues music extended eight decades.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 3rd, 1911, Died August 13th, 1995

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, composer

Notes: Listed in Victor ledgers as Jesse "Babyface" Thomas.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-55324 10-in. 8/10/1929 Down in Texas blues Jesse Thomas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-55325 10-in. 8/10/1929 My heart's a rolling stone Jesse Thomas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-55326 10-in. 8/10/1929 Blue goose blues Jesse Thomas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-55327 10-in. 8/10/1929 No good woman blues Jesse Thomas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-56404 10-in. 10/17/1929 Key to the bushes Bessie Tucker Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56405 10-in. 10/17/1929 Bogy man blues Bessie Tucker Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56406 10-in. 10/17/1929 Mean old master Bessie Tucker Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56407 10-in. 10/17/1929 Pick on me blues Bessie Tucker Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149391 10-in. 11/6/1929 Good night Troy Ferguson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and whistling instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 83056 7/3/1952 The buried sin, part 1 Gatemouth Moore vocalist  
Decca 83057 7/3/1952 The buried sin, part 2 Gatemouth Moore vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thomas, Jesse," accessed January 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110358.

Thomas, Jesse. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110358.

"Thomas, Jesse." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110358

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