Joe Thomas, “The Ebony Godfather”, has died at 84

Joe Thomas, "The Ebony Godfather", has died at 84JOE THOMAS, 84, on July 26. As a child, he learned to play alto and soprano saxophone, trombone, flute and piano, and taught himself to write music.

After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he formed the Rhonda Scott Trio and later his own group where he played the saxophone and flute. He was known as “The Ebony Godfather.”

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