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Amos Leon Thomas Jr (born 1937, died May 8, 1999) was an American avant garde jazz singer from East St. Louis, Illinois. He changed his name to Leone in 1974.

Thomas is best known for his work with Pharoah Sanders, particularly the 1969 song "The Creator Has a Master Plan" from Sanders' Karma album. Thomas's most distinctive device was that he often broke out into yodeling in the middle of a vocal. This style has influenced singers James Moody and… read more

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  • Avatar for PhnomPencil
    I love stumbling across artists who are completely original, it's like being a kid again, being exposed to genres.
  • Avatar for samtfrost
    Great artist, great human being.
  • Avatar for rompemonster
    yep, The Creator is a super album!
  • Avatar for FredMalus
    Leon Thomas "The Creator (1969-73): The Best of the Flying Dutchman Masters" came out January 2013, fantastic Album!
  • Avatar for fergalmc
    uh ho ho ho ho humn humn huh huh huh huhh ho ho ho ho humn humn huh huh huh huh!!
  • Avatar for tekkie69
    God bless his soul and the body of work he left us.
  • Avatar for revcodes
    Several songs in his tracks line up are female vocalists! Wish lastfm would include full tracks of the songs he sings. He's remarkable!
  • Avatar for rhandofnixon
    Woah, this is not what I was expecting, but it's awesome.
  • Avatar for frontseat
    Leon did some nice work on Santana's 1973 album "Welcome".
  • Avatar for L3dd1
    I adore him so much.

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