Rufus C. Thomas, Jr. (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm-and-blues, funk, soul and blues singer, songwriter, dancer, DJ and comic entertainer from Memphis, Tennessee. He recorded for several labels, including Chess Records and Sun Records in the 1950s, before becoming established in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax Records. He is best known for his novelty dance records, including "Walking the Dog" (1963), "Do the Funky Chicken" (1969) and "(Do the) Push and Pull" (1970).
The Crown Prince of Memphis Soul, . the Oldest Living Teenager, Rufus Thomas clowns, jokes, brags, and dances while singing five lengthy numbers. Rufus penned three songs including the hits "Walking The Dog," and the 17 minute long "Do The Funky Chicken," a third "Big Fine Hunk Of A Woman," is a blues set off by a comedic rap. He turns Merle Haggard's classic "Today I Started Loving You Again," into a nearly 19 minute tour-de-force.
Arranged By – Rufus Thomas (tracks: B1. Recorded Live at PJ's in Hollywood, California. Matrix, Runout (Side A Label): SS-0201.
Features Song Lyrics for Rufus Thomas's Rufus Thomas Live In Porretta album. Rufus Thomas - Rufus Thomas Live In Porretta Album. Artist: Rufus Thomas. Send "Rufus Thomas" Ringtones to your Cell. Album: Rufus Thomas Live In Porretta. 0. 1. The Memphis Train (Live).
|2||Ooh Poo Pah Doo|
|3||Old MacDonald Had A Farm|
|4||Walking The Dog|
|5||The Preacher And The Bear|
|6||Night Time Is The Right Time|
|7||(Do The) Push And Pull|
|8||Do The Funky Chicken|
|10||Do The Funky Chicken|
|11||Do The Funky Penguin|
|SCD 88019-2||Rufus Thomas||Rufus Thomas Live! (CD, Comp)||Stax||SCD 88019-2||US||1994|