Rufus Thomas

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Rufus Thomas, Jr. (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm and blues, funk and soul singer and comedian from Memphis, Tennessee, who recorded on Sun Records in the 1950s and on Stax Records in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the father of soul singer Carla Thomas and keyboard player Marvell Thomas. A third child, Vaneese, a former French teacher, has a recording studio in upstate New York and sings for television commercials.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Walking the Dog Rufus Thomas 2
1970 Do The Funky Chicken Rufus Thomas 3
1972 Did You Heard Me? Rufus Thomas 3
1974 Crown Prince of Dance Rufus Thomas 1
1988 That Woman Is Poison! Rufus Thomas 1
Funky Chicken Rufus Thomas 1
Just Because I'm Leavin' Rufus Thomas 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Best Of Rufus Thomas 1
2006 Stax Profiles Rufus Thomas 1
2007 The Very Best Of Rufus Thomas 1
2007 The Platinum Collection Rufus Thomas 1
Chronicle Rufus Thomas & Carla Thomas 1
Did You Heard Me? / Crown Prince of Dance Rufus Thomas 1
Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1953 Tiger Man (King of the Jungle) / Save That Money Rufus Thomas, Jr. 1
1963 Walking the Dog / You Said Rufus Thomas 1
1964 Can Your Monkey Do the Dog / I Want to Get Married Rufus Thomas 1
1964 Jump Back / All Night Worker Rufus Thomas 1
1968 Memphis Train Rufus Thomas 1
1971 The Breakdown Rufus Thomas 1
1972 Itch and Scratch Rufus Thomas 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Memories Rufus Thomas 1
The Funkiest Man - The Stax Funk Sessions 1967-1975 Rufus Thomas 1

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