Rufus Thomas Stax Profiles

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  • Released: April 25, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Stax


  • 1.Walking The Dog
  • 2.Ride Your Pony
  • 3.Jump Back
  • 4.Strolling Beale No. 1
  • 5.Do The Funky Chicken
  • 6.Funky Hot Grits
  • 7.Memphis Train '75
  • 8.Bear Cat
  • 9.Funky Robot
  • 10.Sixty Minute Man
  • 11.Do The Double Bump
  • 12.The Breakdown

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Personnel: Rufus Thomas (vocals); The Memphis Horns (horns); Marvell Thomas, Booker T. Jones (keyboards); Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass guitar); Ollie & the Nightingales (background vocals).
The fact that ex-vaudeville entertainer and 1960s soul star Rufus Thomas is a direct link to the minstrel shows of the late-19th and early-20th century is perhaps best displayed in this entry in the STAX PROFILES series by his hit "Do the Funky Chicken," a dazzling blend of 19th century showmanship and late-'60s street funk. As well as perhaps his most famous hit, "Walking the Dog," other songs that illustrate Thomas's deep roots in R&B's distant past include the faux-Indian chants of his version of "Sixty Minute Man," and the rolling '50s R&B of "Strolling Beale Number 1."

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  • UPC: 025218862028
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