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Thursday, June 24, 2010

RUFUS THOMAS


by Rufus Thomas


GUSTO RECORDS
GT-0064
1980
STEREO





SIDE A:



(Do The) Push And Pull - part 1 3:21
Do The Funky Chicken 3:28
Barefootin' 2:18
Land Of A 1000 Dances 2:15
In The Midnight Hour 2:16

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SIDE B:



Walking The Dog 2:34
The Breakdown - part 1 3:11
Hi-Heel Sneakers 2:43
Mustang Sally 3:05
Who's Making Love 2:36

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Editor's note: this is obviously a compilation album but the question of whether or not it's a re-recording of his hits or just a greatest hits effort is better left for somebody who has actually heard of RT before. A member of the Blues HOF he is more or less a middle class man's version of James Brown who had success but not on a monumental stage like the Godfather of Soul did. A good listen nonetheless.

2 comments:

caseypd63 said...

Back in '85 I stopped in Memphis for a day to take a break during a cross-country trek. I spent a couple of hours at a small blues museum that was nearly empty except for one older gentleman. The guy was telling the staff stories of almost every picture on the wall and helped them identify some of the unknown individuals in the photos. I followed along for about 20 minutes in utter amazement as he talked about playing with just about every musician who had ever passed through Memphis. The gentleman, of course, turned out to be Rufus Thomas and he couldn't have been a nicer guy. Definitely the highlight of my trip.

R. O. said...

Rufus ftw!