Tom Archia


Tom Archia | Robert Campbell | tc142

Jazz tenor saxophonist Ernest Alvin Archia, Jr. (Tom Archia) was born on November 26, 1919 and died on January 16, 1977. He recorded extensively for Aristocrat Records from 1946 to 1948, backing other singers as well as making his own recordings. (He also plays on many of the King Recordings of Wynonie Harris of the same era.) He retired to Houston in 1967 but continued to play dates until his death and despite an injury to his jaw.


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