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Joe Thomas
tenor saxophone: swing, big band

Joe played sax and also sang with the Lunceford Band in the 30s and 40s. In the early 30s he played with Stuff Smith and Guy Jackson. He co-led a band with Eddie Wilcox before starting his own band. This band lasted until the early 50s when Joe took over his father's funeral business. Later he returned to jazz as a session player