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Rufus Thomas

Rufus C. Thomas, Jr. 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", "Do the Funky Chicken", and " Push and Pull". According to the Mississippi Blues... Read More

Birth nameRufus C. Thomas, Jr.
Also known asMr. Swing
BornMarch 26, 1917
Cayce, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedDecember 15, 2001 (aged 84)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresR&B, southern soul, novelty, blues, funk
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, dancer, comedian, television host, disc jockey
Years active1936–1998


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