Rufus Thomas

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by Rufus Thomas

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26 March 1917, Cayce, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 December 2001, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A singer, dancer and entertainer, Thomas learned his trade as a member of the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, a vaudeville-inspired touring group. By the late 40s he was performing in several Memphis nightclubs and organizing local talent shows. B.B. King, Bobby Bland and Junior Parker were discovered in this way. When King’s career subsequently blossomed, Thomas replaced him as a disc jockey at the black-owned... Read more

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soul
funk
rhythm and blues
blues
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