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Chris Thomas King (born October 14, 1964) is a New Orleans, Louisiana-based blues musician and actor.

King was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the son of blues musician Tabby Thomas. He has won awards including “Album of the Year” for both Grammy Award and Country Music Awards. King has sold more than 10 million records in the United States. He featured on the O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Down From the Mountain and More Music From Ray soundtracks.

King is known as the pioneer of rap/blues. He conceived the first sample based blues concept album in the early 1990s by writing and producing the first all-rap/blues album for RCA Records titled 21st Century Blues… From Da Hood.

As an entrepreneur King took control of his master recordings in the early 1990s, forming 21st Century Blues Records. He also established a publishing company, Young Blues Rebel, LLC. 21st Century Records signed the New Orleans Ninth Ward rap/blues duo the 21C-B-Boyz and the London, England based NuBlues, to 21st Century Blues Records in 2002.

As an actor King has co-starred in two musical films, Ray and O Brother Where Art Thou?. He also starred in the Wim Wenders art house film The Soul of a Man, as Blind Willie Johnson.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), as Tommy Johnson
The Soul of a Man (2003), as Blind Willie Johnson
Ray (2004), as Lowell Fulson

Documentary Apperances:
Last Of The Mississippi Jukes (2004)


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  • DrinkTillWeDrop

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

    9 Set 14:04 Rispondi

    "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 Ago 2012 Rispondi
  • 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 Ago 2012 Rispondi
  • jmfordummies

    Why Blues is very interesting track

    14 Giu 2012 Rispondi
  • SimonePerrota

    All Nite Long is such a track

    30 Gen 2012 Rispondi
  • takenasusual

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

    29 Ott 2011 Rispondi
  • Pourradass

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

    6 Giu 2011 Rispondi
  • 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 Dic 2010 Rispondi
  • kennyschiumo

    He rules

    4 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • conservatore

    his voice ain't no good but guitar is marvelous

    20 Lug 2009 Rispondi
  • Sunzy

    so good

    13 Lug 2009 Rispondi
  • vangelicmonk

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

    7 Apr 2009 Rispondi
  • Lissof_leuf

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

    16 Feb 2009 Rispondi
  • Zodiac_Killer

    Awesome singer. Very underrated.

    1 Gen 2009 Rispondi
  • TheRockers

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

    23 Giu 2008 Rispondi
  • Clawdiaah

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

    25 Mar 2008 Rispondi
  • 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 Rispondi
  • 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 Rispondi
  • mackil

    One of my favorites

    11 Set 2007 Rispondi
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    10 Ago 2007 Rispondi
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