Edward R.C. "Tennessee Thompson" was the child of Jesse Frank Thompson and Elvie Capps. It seems that Thompson was basically a country singer during the 1950s. At least in the late 1950s, he played with a band called the Boomerangs, which included Thompson (gtr/vcls), Jerry Williams and "Boomer" (ld gtr), unidentified persons (bass/drums) and Aubrey Cagle (gtr). Cagle also recorded under his own name for his Glee record label. Thompson made his one and only record in 1959 for the local RCT label out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Two songs, "Slippin' and Slidin'" and "Saturday Ball", both wonderful examples of hard-driving rockabilly, were recorded in Chicago, Illinois, with the Boomerangs and issued on RCT 7033/4. Thompson hat at least one son, but I don't know what happened to him.
Dowloand Thompson's complete recordings
Any more information is appreciated. The photo above comes from a family chronicle website, most of my info also comes from this site (which was made by his son).
BTW: The Curley Jim post is under way!