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Elvie Thomas

Elvie Thomas

Elvie Thomas


Elvie Thomas (August 7, 1891 - May 20, 1979) was an American country blues singer and guitarist from Houston, Texas. She recorded two known songs ("Motherless Child Blues" and "Over to My House") in Grafton, Wisconsin, for Paramount Records in March 1930, with Geeshie Wiley on second guitar. The two recorded a duet on "Pick Poor Robin Clean" and Thomas also backed Wiley on the other three surviving tracks from the same session, adding her second guitar on "Last Kind Word Blues", "Skinny Leg Blues", and "Eagles on a Half." Read more on Last.fm
Elvie Thomas (August 7, 1891 - May 20, 1979) was an American country blues singer and guitarist from Houston, Texas. She recorded two known songs ("Motherless Child Blues" and "Over to My House") in Grafton, Wisconsin, for Paramount Records in March 1930, with Geeshie Wiley on second guitar. The two recorded a duet on "Pick Poor Robin Clean" and Thomas also backed Wiley on the other three surviving tracks from the same session, adding her second guitar on "Last Kind Word Blues", "Skinny Leg Blues", and "Eagles on a Half." L.V. Thomas, née L.V.

Grant and better known as Elvie Thomas, left school at the fifth grade, and began playing guitar at age 11. She began performing at "country suppers" at age 17. In her later years, Thomas lent her voice to the choir at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Acres Homes, a suburb of Houston. During the 1920s and 30s she also performed with the musicians Texas Alexander, Leon Benton and Leroy Johnson. Read more on Last.fm.

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