Remembered both for songs like "Walking the Dog" and "Do the Funky Chicken" as well as for being the father of famed soul singer, Carla Thomas, and soul session keyboardist, Marvell Thomas, Rufus Thomas managed to forge a path for himself as a pioneer of soul and a personality to be reckoned with. Self proclaimed as The World's Oldest Teenager, Thomas always manage to weave in his superb sense of humor to everything he did. His many recordings for the Stax record label are now legendary and original copies have become highly collectable. In his home town of Memphis, Thomas is often referred to as The Other King.
Born in Mississippi in 1917, Thomas moved with his... Read More