Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog (Stax)

Cayle, MS-born Rufus Thomas, Jr. pretty much had music and entertaining deep in him from his early days. Beginning as a Tap dancer a vaudeville performer and an MC in the 30’s, he made himself famous as a radio jock on WDIA in Memphis, TN before and after his music got successful.
An eternal teenager, as seen by many who’ve crossed his path, he recorded for labels such as Sun and Chess, before signing with Stax where he achieved most of his successes during the 60/70 period.
Considered as one of his signature songs with ‘Do The Funky Chicken’ and ‘(Do the) Push And Pull’, the 1963 released ‘Walking The Dog’ (taken from his album of the name) stands as his biggest hit ever, eventually given a cover version by The Rolling Stones the year after, as a part of their debut-album…

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