Eli "Lucky" Thompson (June 16, 1924 – July 30, 2005) was an American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist. While John Coltrane usually receives the most credit for bringing the soprano saxophone out of obsolescence in the early 1960s, Thompson (along with Steve Lacy) embraced the instrument earlier than Coltrane.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1924 (Columbia), Died 2005 (Seattle)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1957
Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||80257||12/6/1950||Elephant rock||Charlie Singleton Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||80258||12/6/1950||Alligator rock||Charlie Singleton Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||81140||6/7/1951||The dinky dink||Hot Lips Johnson Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||81141||6/7/1951||Lonely little robin||Hot Lips Johnson Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||81142||6/7/1951||Bring me another jug of wine||Hot Lips Johnson Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||81143||6/7/1951||Catch 'em young, treat 'em rough, tell 'em nothing||Hot Lips Johnson Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||83197||8/1/1952||Why was I born||(Little) Jimmy Scott||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||83198||8/1/1952||You never miss the water||(Little) Jimmy Scott||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||83199||8/1/1952||The bluest blues||(Little) Jimmy Scott||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||83200||8/1/1952||Solitude||(Little) Jimmy Scott||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||85038||8/14/1953||Slow and easy||Lucky Thompson||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||85039||8/14/1953||Flamingo||Lucky Thompson||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||85040||8/14/1953||Mambo in blues||Lucky Thompson||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||85041||8/14/1953||The scene is clean||Lucky Thompson||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||85931||3/2/1954||The night hawk||Lucky Thompson||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||85932||3/2/1954||Little boy, blow||Lucky Thompson||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||85933||3/2/1954||Moonlight in Vermont||Lucky Thompson||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||85934||3/2/1954||Bunny||Lucky Thompson||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||101132||12/7/1956||Don't get around much anymore||Sammy Davis, Jr.||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||101133||12/7/1956||Oo shoo be doo be||Sammy Davis, Jr.||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||101134||12/7/1956||By myself||Sammy Davis, Jr.||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||101135||12/7/1956||Signed, sealed and delivered||Sammy Davis, Jr.||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||101148||12/11/1956||If I could be with you||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||101149||12/11/1956||Lazy river||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||101150||12/11/1956||I can't give you anything but love||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thompson, Lucky," accessed May 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346927.
Thompson, Lucky. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346927.
"Thompson, Lucky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021.
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