Rufus Thomas

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Rufus Thomas
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FödelsenamnRufus C. Thomas, Jr.
SmeknamnMr. Swing, The World's Oldest Teenager
Födelsedatum26 mars 1917
FödelseortCayce, Mississippi, USA
Dödsdatum15 december 2001 (84 år)
DödsortMemphis, Tennessee, USA
GenrerR&B, southern soul, komedi, blues, funk
RollSångare, låtskrivare, dansare, komiker, TV-programledare, diskjockey
År som aktiv1936 – 1998
SkivbolagChess Records, Sun Records, Stax Records, AVI Records

Rufus Thomas, född 26 mars 1917 i Cayce i Marshall County, Mississippi, död 15 december 2001 i Memphis, Tennessee, var en amerikansk sångare och komiker. Han var far till Carla Thomas och Vaneese Thomas, båda sångare, och keyboardisten Marvell Thomas (1941–2017)[1]. Några kända låtar av Rufus Thomas är "Walking the Dog", "(Do The) Push and Pull", "Do the Funky Chicken" och "The Breakdown".

Diskografi[redigera | redigera wikitext]

Album[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  • 1963Walking The Dog (Stax704)
  • 1969May I Have Your Ticket Please (outgivet) (Stax STS-2022)
  • 1970Do The Funky Chicken (Stax STS-2028)
  • 1970Doing The Push And Pull At PJ's (Stax STS-2039)
  • 1972Did You Heard Me? (Stax STS-3004)
  • 1973Crown Prince of Dance (Stax STS-30048)
  • 1977If There Were No More Music (AVI 6015)
  • 1978I Ain't Gettin' Older, I'm Gettin' Better (AVI 6046)
  • 1988That Woman Is Poison! (Alligator AL 4769)
  • 1996Blues Thang! (Sequel/Castle SEQ 1054)
  • 1996The Best of Rufus Thomas: Do the Funky Somethin' (Rhino R2 72410)
  • 1997Rufus Live! (Ecko ECD 1013)
  • 2000Swing Out with Rufus Thomas (High Stacks HS 9982)

Singlar[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  • 1950 – "I'll Be a Good Boy" / "I'm So Worried" (Star Talent 807)
  • 1950 – "Gonna Bring My Baby Back" / "Beer Bottle Boogie" (som Mr. Swing with Bobby Plater's Orchestra) (Bullet 327)
  • 1951 – "Night Walkin' Blues" / "Why Did You Dee Gee" (Chess 1466)
  • 1952 – "No More Doggin' Around" / "Crazy 'Bout You, Baby" (Chess 1492)
  • 1952 – "Juanita" / "Decorate the Counter" (Chess 1517)
  • 1953 – "Bear Cat" / "Walking in the Rain" (Sun 181)
  • 1953 – "Tiger Man (King of the Jungle)" / "Save Your Money" (Sun 188)
  • 1956 – "I'm Steady Holdin' On" / "The Easy Livin' Plan" (Meteor 5039)
  • 1960 – "Cause I Love You" / "Deep Down Inside" (som Carla and Rufus) (Satellite 102; Atco 6177)
  • 1961 – "I Didn't Believe" / "Yeah, Yea-Ah" (som Rufus and Friend) (Atco 6199)
  • 1962 – "Can't Ever Let You Go" / "It’s Aw’right" (Stax126)
  • 1963 – "The Dog" / "Did You Ever Love A Woman" (Stax130)
  • 1963 – "Walking The Dog" / "Fine And Mellow" (tidiga kopior) (Stax140)
  • 1963 – "Walking The Dog" / "You Said" (Stax140)
  • 1964 – "Can Your Monkey Do The Dog" / "I Wanna Get Married" (Stax144)
  • 1964 – "Somebody Stole My Dog" / "I Want To Be Loved" (Stax149)
  • 1964 – "That's Really Some Good" / "Night Time Is the Right Time" (som Carla and Rufus) (Stax 151)
  • 1964 – "Jump Back" / "All Night Worker" (Stax157)
  • 1965 – "Little Sally Walker" / "Baby Walk" (Stax167)
  • 1965 – "Willy Nilly" / "Sho’gonna Mess Him Up" (Stax173)
  • 1965 – "Chicken Scratch" / "The World Is Round" (Stax178)
  • 1966 – "Birds and Bees" / "Never Let You Go" (som Rufus and Carla) (Stax 184)
  • 1967 – "Sister’s Got A Boyfriend" / "Talking ‘Bout True Love" (Stax200)
  • 1967 – "Sophisticated Sissy" / "Greasy Spoon" (Stax221)
  • 1968 – "Down Ta’ My House / "Steady Holding On" (Stax240)
  • 1968 – "The Memphis Train" / "I Think I Made A Boo Boo" (Stax250)
  • 1968 – "Funky Mississippi" / "Hard To Get Along With" (Stax0010)
  • 1969 – "Funky Way" / "I Want To Hold You" (Stax0022)
  • 1969 – "Do The Funky Chicken" / "Turn Your Damper Down" (Stax0059)
  • 1970 – "Sixty Minute Man" / "The Preacher And The Bear" (Stax0071)
  • 1970 – "(Do The) Push And Pull Part 1" / "Part 2" (Stax0079)
  • 1971 – "The World Is Round" / "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons" (Stax0090)
  • 1971 – "The Breakdown Part 1" / "Part 2" (Stax0098)
  • 1971 – "Do The Funky Penguin Part 1" / "Part 2" (Stax0112)
  • 1972 – "6-3-8 (That’s The Number To Play)" / "Love Trap" (Stax0129)
  • 1972 – "Itch And Scratch Part 1" / "Part 2" (Stax0140)
  • 1973 – "Funky Robot Part 1" / "Part 2" (Stax0153)
  • 1973 – "I Know You Don’t Want Me No More" / "I’m Still In Love With You" (Stax0177)
  • 1973 – "That Makes Christmas Day" / "I'll Be Your Santa Baby" (Stax0187)
  • 1973 – "The Funky Bird" / "Steal A Little" (Stax0192)
  • 1974 – "Boogie Ain’t Nuttin’ (But Gettin' Down) (Part 1)" / "Part 2" (Stax0219)
  • 1975 – "Do The Double Bump (Part 1)" / "Part 2" (Stax0236)
  • 1975 – "Jump Back '75 (Part 1)" / "Part 2" (Stax0254)
  • 1976 – "If There Were No Music" / "Blues in the Basement" (Artists of America 126)
  • 1977 – "Who's Making Love to Your Old Lady" / "Hot Grits" (AVI 149)
  • 1977 – "I Ain't Gittin' Older, I'm Gittin' Better (Part 1)" / "Part 2" (AVI 178)
  • 1978 – "Fried Chicken" / "I Ain't Got Time" (Hi 78520)
  • 1981 – "Everybody Cried (The Day Disco Died)" / "I'd Love to Love You Again" (XL 151)
  • 1984 – "Rappin' Rufus" / "Rappin' Rufus (Instrumental Mix)" (Ichiban 85-103)
  • 1998 – "Hey Rufus!" / "Body Fine" (The Bar-Kays) (High Stacks HS9801-7)

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Noter[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  1. ^ Memphis keyboardist Marvell Thomas dies

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