B.J. Thomas - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (1966)

B.J. Thomas is an American singer best known for his hits of the 60s and 70s.

Billy Joe Thomas was born in Oklahoma in 1942, but grew up in Texas. As a teenager he joined a band called The Triumphs, and through his success with them manged to get his solo career started. In 1966 his soulful cover of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" became a hit on Scepter Records, getting to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. A follow-up single, "Mama", charted at #22. His first solo album, featuring both hits, was released the same year, presenting a mix of pop, soul and country styles. It included covers of Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual" and Wilson Pickett's "The Midnight Hour".

|> Tomorrow Never Comes (1966)
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha....

More Than A Feeling ...dude

Anonymous said...

correction....
i meant Hooked on a feeling dude.....right?

Doug said...

Many thanks!

iceman said...

Hi again wasntborntofollow, Would you also re-up this fine album. I never realized BJ Thomas albums were so hard to find. Thank you for all your hard work and enjoy the holidays with loved ones and friends! Cheers, Iceman