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A Thomas L. Thomas Discography
by Charles A. Hooey and Dave Mason  

Issued as RCA albums
Gems from Romberg Operettas (Catalogue Nos.DC24 & AC24)
1. My Maryland (Dorothy Donnelly-Sigmund Romberg): Silver Moon
CS-89596-1 24 April 1935 11793 with Helen Marshall

2. Desert Song Oscar Hammerstein II-Sigmund Romberg): Desert Song
CS-89597-1 24 April 1935 11795 with chorus

3. New Moon (Oscar Hammerstein II-Sigmund Romberg): Lover come back to me
CS-89782-1 11 May 1935 11796 w. Helen Olheim & chorus

4. The Student Prince (Dorothy Donnelly-Sigmund Romberg): Golden Days
CS-89784-1 11 May 1935 1174 w. chorus

5. The Student Prince (Dorothy Donnelly-Sigmund Romberg): Deep in my heart

Victor Herbert Melodies (Catalogue No. C-33)
Victor Salon group & Vladimir Selensky (vln) cond. Nathaniel Shilkret

6. The Red Mill (Henry Blossom-Victor Herbert): Isle of my dreams
CS-031854-1 29 Jan 1939 12593 w. Anne Jamison

7. Naughty Marietta (Rida Young-Victor Herbert): Part 1: Ah, Sweet Mystery of
Life w. Anne Jamison; Neath the Southern moon w. chorus
CS-031856-1 29 Jan 1939 12589

8. The Fortune Teller (Harry B. Smith-Victor Herbert): Gypsy Love Song
CS-01859-1 29 Jan 1939 12590 w. chorus

With Edward Vito, harp. All sung in Welsh (B numbers are HMV issues)
All recorded in Studio 2, New York

9. Dafydd y gareg wen (David of the White Rock)
BS-071968-1 26 Feb 1942 10-1082 M 965

10. Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn (Idle Days of Summer Time) (Trad.)
BS-071969-1 26 Feb 1942 10-1082 M 965 B10283

11. Ar hyd y nos (All Through the Night) (Trad)
BS-071970-2 26 Feb 1942 10-1085 M 965 B10206

12. Cyfri'r giefr (Counting the Goats) (Trad)
BS-071971-1 26 Feb 1942 10-1083 M 965 B10283

13. Rhyfeigyrch gwyr Harlech (Men of Harlech) (Trad)
BS-071972-1 26 Feb 1942 10-1085 M 965 B10206

14. Yn iachi ti gymru (Adieu to Dear Cambria)
BS-071973-1 26 Feb 1942 10-1083 M 965

15. Y deryn pur (The Dove) (Trad)
BS-071974-1 26 Feb 1942 10-1084 M 965

16. Hen wlad fynhahau (Land of my Fathers) (Trad)
BS-071975-1 26 Feb 1942 unpublished

17. Ffarel Mari (Farewell Mary) (Trad)
BS-071976-1 26 Feb 1942 10-1084 M 965
Orchestra conducted by Maximilian Pilzer

18. Seven Lively Arts (Cole Porter): Is it the girl? (Or is it the gown?)
D4-RB-457-3 4 Dec 1944 10-1157

19. Seven Lively Arts (Cole Porter): Frahngee-Pahnee
D4-RB- 458-? 4 Dec 1944 10-1157

20. Any moment now (Edgar Y. Harburg-Jerome Kern)
D4-RB-459-2 4 Dec 1944 10-1136

21. More and more (Edgar Y. Harburg-Jerome Kern)
D4-RB-460-? 4 Dec 1944 10-1136

Victor Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Abravanel

22. Firebrand of Florence (Edwin J. Mayer; Ira Gershwin; Kurt Weill):
You’re far too near me w. Dorothy Kirsten
D5-RC-911-1 9 Apr 1945 unpublished

23. Firebrand of Florence (Edwin J. Mayer; Ira Gershwin; Kurt Weill):
Love, life and laughter w. Dorothy Kirsten
D5-RC-912-1 9 Apr 1945 unpublished

24. Firebrand of Florence (Edwin J. Mayer; Ira Gershwin; Kurt Weill):
When the Duchess is away w. Dorothy Kirsten
D5-RC-912-1 9 Apr 1945 unpublished

25. Firebrand of Florence (Edwin J. Mayer; Ira Gershwin; Kurt Weill):
You have to do what you have to do w. chorus
D5-RC-913-1 9 Apr 1945 un published

Orchestra conducted by Al Goodman
All recorded at the Lotus Club, New York

26. Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein): You'll never walk alone with Nan Merriman
D5-RB-414-1 18 Jun. 1945 10-1175

27. Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein): June is bustin' out all over
with Nan Merriman
D5-RB-415-2 18 Jun. 1945 10-1174

28. Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein) What's the use of wondrin'?
with Nan Merriman
D5-RB-416- 18 Jun 1945 10-1175

29. Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein): If I loved you with Nan Merriman
D5-RB-417-2 18 Jun 1945 10-1174

With Gustave Haenschen and his All String Orchestra and Chorus
All recorded at Lotus Club, New York

30. A Perfect Day (Carrie Jacobs Bond)
D5-RC-1382-1 17 Sep. 1945 11-9190

31. The Rosary (Ethelbert Nevin)
D5-RC-1383- 17 Sep 1945 11-9190
32. Ave Maria (Schubert)
D5-RC-1384- 17 Sep 1945 11-9109

33. The Palms (Fauré)
D5-RC-1385-1 17 Sep 1945 11-9109

With J. Hanneman (piano)

34. Danny Boy
D6-RB-3257- 1 Nov 1946 10-1312

35. Loch Lomond (Old Scots Air)
D6-RB-3258- 1 Nov 1946 10-1301

36. Bendemeer’s Stream (Thomas Moore-Old Irish Air)
D6-RB- 3259- 1 Nov 1946 10-1301

37. Flow Gently, Sweet Afton (Robert Burns-Old Scots Air)
D6-RB-3260- 1 Nov 1946 10-1312

RCA Thesaurus #708, unverified issue, possibly 45 rpm

38. Plaisir d’amour

39. The Cloths of Heaven

40. All Through the Night (sung in Welsh)

LP Records
41. "Welsh Songs" Vol. 1 with Enid Simon (harp) and Jacob Hanneman (piano)
Dacw 'nghariad (Trad); Merch y melinydd (Trad); Fy'nghalon (Trad);
Wrth fynd efo deio i dywyn (Trad); Dafydd y gareg wen (Trad);
Yn iach y ti gymru (trad); Ffarwel Mari (Trad); Cadair Idris (John Parry)
Decca 10” LW 5214 (1956)

42. “Welsh Songs” Vol. 2 with Enid Simon (harp) and Jacob Hanneman (piano)
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn (Trad); Llwyn on (Trad); Morfa Rhuddlan (Trad)
Cyfri'r Giefr (Trad); Ar hyd y nos (Trad); Y Deryn Pur (Trad)
Suo-gan (Trad); Clychau Aberdyfi (Trad)
Decca 10” LW 5222 (1956)
Above Vols 1 &2 are contained on the following 12-in LPs: London LL 1249;
Qualitron DAF 222

43. "Scottish songs" with Ivor Newton & Jacob Hanneman, pianos
With Hanneman:
Flow gently, sweet Afton; Ae fond kiss; Song of the passing soul;
Hollin, green hollin; Ye banks and braes o' Bonnie Doon; Turn ye to me;
Fair young Mary; John Anderson, my Jo; An Eriskay love lilt; Loch Lomond

With Newton:
The Road to the Isles; And ye shall walk in silk attire; Kelvin Grove;
Mary of Argyle; O Waly, waly; Sleeps the Noon; Think of me; Scots wha hae
London LL1523; Decca LW 5202; 12-in LXT 5248 (1956)

44. "Favourite Ballads" with Ivor Newton, piano
Smilin' Through (Penn); If I could tell you (Firestone); One love forever
(Dyrenforth); From the land of the sky blue water (Cadman); Forgotten
(Cowles); Pale Moon (Logan); Duna (McGill); In my garden (Firestone);
Sunrise and you (Penn); Marcheta (Schertzinger); Your song from Paradise
(Brown); O that we two were maying (Nevin); In the gloaming (Harrison);
I'll sing thee songs of Araby (Clay); A perfect day (Bond)
LONDON LL 1522 (1961); 5256 (in Canada); Decca 5247 (U.K.)

45. ”The Right Way” With Thomas L. Thomas
with Albert O. Davies (organ) and the Choralaires
Come Ye that Love the Lord; Blessed Assurance; How firm a foundation;
Fight the good fight; All hail the power of Jesus' name; Battle Hymn of the
Republic; Work for the night is coming; Faith of our fathers; Crown Him with
many crowns; 'Tis the old-time religion; God of our Fathers; America the
Beta Sigma PHI Records LP PHI c. 1968

46. “Christmas with Thomas L. Thomas
with Molly Tolby at the organ
Joy to the World; A lowly shepherd; Silent night; Deck the halls; O little
town of Bethlehem; Coventry carol; The holly and the ivy; Fum! Fum! Fum!;
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Federal First LP 4616 recorded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1955 (or c. 1970)

47. “Worship In Song” with Thomas L. Thomas
Jesu, Joy of man's desiring (Bach); There is a balm in Gilead (Dawson);
L'Angelus (Bourgault); A legend (Tschaikovsky); Panis Angelicus (Franck);
The old rugged cross (Bennard);Ave Maria (Schubert); The Ninety and Nine
(Sankey); I wonder as I wander (arr. Niles); The little road to Bethlehem
(Head); City called Heaven (arr. Johnson); Now the day is over (arr. Barnby)
White Spire Records LP 1168-2500, c. 1970

Live Material
Recital at Wigmore Hall, London, May 17 1956 with Gerald Moore at the piano
(amateur recording)

Star Vicino (Salvator Rosa); Tre Giorni (Pergolesi); O Bellissimi Capelli
(Falconieri); Che fiero costume (Giovanni Legrenzi); Chi vuol innamorarsi
(Scarlatti); La Danza (Rossini); L’Heure Exquise (Reynaldo Hahn); L’Angelus
(Bourgault-Ducoudray); Le Temps des Lilas (Chausson); Tambourin
(Traditional); Le Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Devant le Maison; Hamlet; o
vin, dissipe la tristesse (Ambroise Thomas)

Magic Key of RCA Presents a Tribute to Victor Herbert with TLT, Jan Peerce,
Ann Jamison; cond. Nathaniel Shilkret, 29 January, 1939
The Fortune Teller: Gypsy love song (one verse)
Naughty Marietta: 'Neath the Southern Moon (one verse)

Armed Forces Radio Services (AFRS)
I'll not forget ( ); Granada (de Lara)

The Voice of America to Brasil, 1940s (Bell Telephone Hour)
Conversation Piece (Coward) I'll follow my secret heart (Coward)
with Eileen Farrell

‘Manhattan Merry-GO-Round’ Radio

12 October, 1944
White Christmas (Berlin); Whispering (Schonberger)

29 October, 1944
Together (sung in English & French);A Kiss to remember

10 December, 1944
Whispering (Schonberger) (sung in English & French);
White Christmas (Berlin)

Carousel (Rodgers): If I loved you with Nan Merriman
The Cloths of Heaven

Voice of Firestone
9 August, 1948
Through the Years (Youmans); Pale Moon; 
New Moon (Romberg); Stout-Hearted Men

Chicago Theatre of the Air - 1950s
30 November, 1950
The Vagabond King (Friml): Song of the Vagabonds
My Romance (Romberg) with Nancy Carr, Earl Wilkie; cond. Henry Weber

12 December, 1953
The Vagabond King (Friml) with Nancy Carr, Gloria Lane, Everett Clark,
Marion Claire

A listing of radio programmes in which Thomas features, though not always
what he sang, can be found at:

VAI VHS 69137 contains the following excerpts
12 December, 1949
South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein): Some enchanted evening
Men of Harlech (in Welsh)
Song of the Flame (Gershwin)

22 May, 1950
If I could tell you (Firestone); Mah Lindy Lou (Strickland);
Serenade (Schubert); Believe me, if all those endearing young charms (Moore)
The Vagabond King (Friml): Song of the Vagabonds

7 May, 1951
Hamlet (Thomas): Brindisi
The Rogue Song (Stothart-Grey): Rogue Song

30 July, 1951
What a difference a day made (Grever-Adams)
Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi): Eri tu
Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein): You'll never walk alone

14 July, 1952
Loch Lomond (Trad)
Paint Your Wagon (Loewe-Lerner): I talk to the trees

25 February, 1952
The Girl from Utah (Kern): They didn't believe me
Ar hyd y nos (All through the night) Welsh Folk Song
The Three Musketeers (Friml): March of the Musketeers
In my garden (Firestone)

VAI VHS 69112 contains the following (also on LP VAI 69112;Legendary LR 141)
30 November, 1953
Rigoletto (Verdi): Quartet with Brian Sullivan, Eleanor Steber, Rise Stevens
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Sextet with Brian Sullivan, Eleanor Steber,
Rise Stevens, Jerome Hines, Robert Rounseville
Closing and "In my garden" (Firestone) with six singers

VAI VHS 69128 (also on LP)
18 May, 1959
If I could tell you (Firestone) with Dorothy Kirsten
Kismet (Borodin-Wright-Forrest): And this is my beloved with Dorothy Kirsten
In my garden (Firestone) with Dorothy Kirsten 

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