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     Thompson, Harvey

    He is a flautist and saxophonist born in Meridian, Mississippi who grew up in Tuscaloosa.  He went on to take his further studies in music at the Tennessee State University. 

     

    Becoming a member of the Muscle Shoals Horns he has got his name well known and has toured nationally and internationally, recorded and performed with many acclaimed artists such as Alabama, Gregg Allman, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Bonnie Bramlett, James Brown, Pete Carr, Clarence Carter, Buzz Cason, Joe Cocker, Barbara Dickson, Donovan, Donna Fargo, Dobie Gray, Isaac Hayes, Hot, Etta James, Waylon Jennings, Sir Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Tim Krekel, Lenny LeBlanc, Lyle Lovett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mel & Tim, Mink DeVille, Dorothy Moore, The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Orbison, Tony Orlando, Dolly Parton, Bobby Purify, Tommy Roe, Saturday Night Band, Percy Sledge, Rod Stewart, Billy Swan, Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex, Tanya Tucker and Ruby Winters to name just a few.

     

    Continuing his association with Lyle Lovett he has also been part of his Large Band, with whom he has appeared on several TV shows and in the Grammy Award ceremony. 

     

    Albums he has appeared on during the course of his career include Son of a Son of a Sailor by Jimmy Buffett, One More River to Cross by Canned Heat, Miss Randy Crawford by Randy Crawford, Some Things Don’t Come Easy by England Dan & John Ford Coley, It’s About Time by John Denver, No Fun Aloud by Glenn Frey, Rock of Ages…Hymns of Faith by Amy Grant, Love Me Tender by B.B. King, Breakaway by Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, Go for Broke/Hit and Run by Ian Matthews, Beautiful Loser by Bob Seger, Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton, Montana Café by Hank Williams Jr., Refugees of the Heart by Steve Winwood,  and Anthology by Bobby Womack. 

     

    In the world of business he is the owner of CETS Music Publishing Company.

     

    Jimmy Buffett recordings

    Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)

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    Sources:

    1. http://www.calhoun.edu/Prelations/releases2004/thompson.html
    2. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Harvey+Thompson
    3. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Harvey%20Thompson:1927187242
    4. http://www.buffettnews.com/resources/coralreeferband/?bid=48
    5. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=HARVEY|THOMPSON&sql=11:dzfpxqlgldse~T4
    6. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:dzfpxqlgldse~2~T40B
    7. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:dzfpxqlgldse~3~T40B

     

     

     

     

     

     



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