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Chris Thomas King (born October 14, 1962 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American blues musician and actor. He is the son of blues musician Tabby Thomas.

In the 2000 movie O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?, he played legendary bluesman Tommy Johnson. On the “O Brother…” soundtrack he plays Skip James’ “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues”. In the 2004 movie Ray, he played bandleader Lowell Fulson. He has also appeared in several documentaries about the blues and about music.


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  • ifitsnotnowWHEN

    This is 'love at first listen' music. So good. And his voice is as smooth as a good Kentucky Bourbon. LOVE it. ^^

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • DrinkTillWeDrop

    Ahhhhh man, Chris's voice is so beautiful. I'm in love ♥

    9 Sep 2014 Reply

    "I Wanna Be Your Drug Tonight ...." "I gonna make you love me ...." "I can make you so happy ...." I like the way he plays and sings the Blues .... We all got the Blues one way or another ....

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • b_rom

    Альбом стилистически похож на то, что делает Lenny Kravitz, когда увидел обложку диска, понял сразу, с кого музыкант брал пример, да и перепевка kiss потверждает вышескзанное, что это Леонид Кравченко №2 :)

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jmfordummies

    Why Blues is very interesting track

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    All Nite Long is such a track

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • takenasusual

    his breaking song for me was in a good movie from the times of all our forefathers =) good for all of us

    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Pourradass

    His voice not good? Conservatore, that's a bit harsh.

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • jungejason

    I really like his "Louisiana Party", "Cain", "Starr", "Kiss". Do they sound like a sub-category of Blues? Can somebody suggest some similar songs (from him or other artists)?

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • kennyschiumo

    He rules

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • conservatore

    his voice ain't no good but guitar is marvelous

    20 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Sunzy

    so good

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • vangelicmonk

    He could almost make me fall in love with the Blues all over again.

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Lissof_leuf

    O Brother, this voice is smother than store bought liquor...

    16 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Zodiac_Killer

    Awesome singer. Very underrated.

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • TheRockers

    John Law Burned Down the Liquor Sto' is a great song!

    23 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Clawdiaah

    love hard time killing floor blues! he was great in the movie.

    25 Mar 2008 Reply
  • libertybear

    Don't be confused by the 'Similar Artists', CTK is not a Bluegrass artist but a top class Blues singer and guitar player who just happens to have played a blues track on the Oh Brother soundtrack (which was mostly Bluegrass music with a bit a Spirtual and Blues thrown in)

    13 Feb 2008 Reply
  • jonatron

    his version of hard time killing floor blues is better than skip james's, i think, if only because the quality of the recording is actually good, hah

    12 Nov 2007 Reply
  • mackil

    One of my favorites

    11 Sep 2007 Reply
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