Sonny Thompson

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... read moreBandleader and pianist Sonny Thompson was among the most prolific R&B instrumentalists of the late '40s and early '50s. Thompson began recording for Sultan in 1946, then did several sessions for Miracle, King, Federal, and Deluxe, while also backing vocalist Lula Reed from 1951 to 1961. Thompson...

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Sonny Thompson
Long Gone
5:44
Sonny Thompson
Late Freight
2:30
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I'll Drown In My Tears
2:52
Sonny Thompson
Long Gone Part 2
2:58
Sonny Thompson
Sugar Cane
2:55

Biography

Active: 1940s-1970s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Bandleader and pianist Sonny Thompson was among the most prolific R&B instrumentalists of the late '40s and early '50s. Thompson began recording for Sultan in 1946, then did several sessions for Miracle, King, Federal, and Deluxe, while also backing vocalist Lula Reed from 1951 to 1961. Thompson scored two number one R&B hits for Miracle in 1948: "Long Gone," Pts. 1 & 2, and "Late Freight." He landed another Top Ten and two more Top 20 singles for Miracle in 1949, and then had three Top Ten hits for King in 1952. The biggest was "I'll Drown In My Tears," which reached number five. ~ Ron Wynn~ Rovi

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