RUFUS THOMAS

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The Crown Prince of Dance; an early rock & roll DJ, Memphis soul icon, and creator of the Funky Chicken.

Few of rock & roll's founding figures are as likable as Rufus Thomas. From the 1940s onward, he has personified Memphis music; his small but witty cameo role in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train, a film which satirizes and enshrines the city's role in popular culture, was entirely appropriate. As a recording artist, he wasn't a major innovator, but he could always be depended upon for some good, silly, and/or outrageous fun with his soul dance tunes. He was one of the few rock or soul stars to reach his commercial and artistic peak in middle age, and was a crucial mentor to many important Memphis blues, rock, and soul musicians.

Thomas was already a professional entertainer in the mid-'30s, when he was a comedian with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels. He recorded
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RUFUS THOMAS Walking The Dog album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Walking The Dog
RnB 1963
RUFUS THOMAS Do The Funky Chicken album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Do The Funky Chicken
RnB 1970
RUFUS THOMAS Did You Heard Me? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Did You Heard Me?
RnB 1972
RUFUS THOMAS ¡Funky! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
¡Funky!
RnB 1972
RUFUS THOMAS Crown Prince Of Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crown Prince Of Dance
RnB 1973
RUFUS THOMAS If There Were No Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
If There Were No Music
RnB 1977
RUFUS THOMAS I Ain't Gettin' Older, I'm Gettin' Better album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Ain't Gettin' Older, I'm Gettin' Better
RnB 1978
RUFUS THOMAS Rufus Thomas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rufus Thomas
RnB 1980
RUFUS THOMAS That Woman Is Poison! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
That Woman Is Poison!
RnB 1988
RUFUS THOMAS Timeless Funk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Timeless Funk
RnB 1992
RUFUS THOMAS Blues Thang! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Thang!
Blues 1996

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RUFUS THOMAS Rufus Thomas Live Doing The Push & Pull At P.J.'s album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rufus Thomas Live Doing The Push & Pull At P.J.'s
RnB 1971

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RUFUS THOMAS The Best Of Rufus Thomas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Rufus Thomas
RnB 1976

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