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 name||Rufus C. Thomas, Jr.|
|Also known as||Mr. Swing|
|Born||March 26, 1917
Cayce, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||December 15, 2001 (aged 84)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, southern soul, novelty, blues, funk|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, dancer, comedian, television host, disc jockey|