MP3 Don Thomas - At Last
14 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Lounge, EASY LISTENING: Crooners/Vocals
Don Thomas grew up in the Southeastern part of Texas about 100 miles from Houston. He loved the music of the 50''s and 60''s and would sometimes go to sleep with his phonograph playing albums of Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra and other artists from that time period. Although he had a great appreciation for the vocal talents in popular music he never tried to sing until much later in life. He was already a grandfather, thanks to his daughter, and it was the day his son was to be married. As he listened to the plans for the reception, he was surprised to hear that his son was going to sing a song to his new bride. His son had never sang before he went off to college and Don was astonished to hear him play his guitar and sing a beautiful song, for which he had written the music and lyric. Don said at the time, “I didn’t know you could just learn to sing. I thought you had to be born with the gift.” Soon after the wedding he made a decision to do whatever it took to become an accomplished vocalist.
Don had a background as a decorated veteran military pilot, an accountant with a large accounting firm and a real estate broker owning his own investment company. In a normal business fashion, he immediately bought books on learning to sing and went to work. He soon started taking lessons from an opera singer. These lessons lasted for about a year. He had no intention of singing opera, but he wanted to build a strong voice and learn the proper fundamentals before he began his recording efforts. He attributes his strong baritone voice to the proper techniques learned in those early lessons
Within a year he had recorded his first CD and was beginning to be recognized in the Houston area. As he sang for weddings, private parties and even karaoke at some of the most prestigious clubs, people begin to ask about more CD’s from him. He has now produced five CD’s of which “At Last” seems to be the favorite. It shows such great versatility with songs by such artists as George Strait, Eddy Arnold, Etta James, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Dion.
In addition to the commercial part of the of his vocal endeavors, Don still volunteers his time to sing at homes that care for the elderly in small towns where they can’t afford to hire a vocalist to perform the “old hits” for their residents. These short concerts are not only a real treat for the audience, but also a very rewarding experience for Don.
I am sure you will enjoy the variety of songs on “At Last” as well as the style in which they are performed. Stay tuned. I am sure there will be more CD’s to come from Don Thomas.
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