CENTER FOR POPULAR MUSIC 88-058
TOMMY THOMAS (1901- )
2 video cassettes (VCT-0023/A/B)
1 folder of related material.
Interviewer: John R. Duke, professor of music,
Tommy Thomas, a percussionist, played with bands in club and theater
Group includes 2 video tape cassettes of interview between Thomas, John R.
Duke, professor of music at Middle Tennessee State University, and Paul Wells,
director, Center for Popular Music; autobiographical notes by Thomas and a type
copy of same by Duke; music (copy) for percussion instruction by Thomas; an
advertisement for Thomas's percussion instruction books; and comments and
analysis of the interview by John R. Duke.
Also 21 black and white photographs (copies) including photographs of Thomas with the first double-pedal bass drum and Thomas with Benny Goodman, Louis Belson, Red Norvo (?), Les Brown (?), Buddy Rich (?) and others.