Artist profile: Hersal Thomas (1906-1926)

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US pianist, brother of blues singer Sippie Wallace, who recorded between 1925 and 1926. A first generation player who influenced later pianists such as Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis, there’s some great history about him on Chicago Southside Piano. Here’s ‘Suitcase Blues’ which is one of his most famous tracks. Beneath is boogie classic ‘The Fives’.