Rufus Thomas

Walking The Dog (Clear Vinyl) (DMOO002)

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Walking The Dog (Clear Vinyl)

Rufus Thomas

Destination Moon

634438763468

LPS 165351

DMOO002

JAZZ

1

LP 16,51 €

LIMITED EDITION ON CLEAR VINYL

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Born in rural Mississippi and associated with Memphis, versatile entertainer Rufus Thomas is a legendary figure, having been a tap-dancer, comedian, and DJ before recording for Satellite in 1961-the label that soon became Stax.

Thomas’ improvised hit, ‘The Dog,’ led to immortal follow-up, ‘Walking The Dog,’ so massively popular that it became the centrepiece of his debut LP, an irresistible blend of funk and soul with lashings of Thomas’ trademark humour. Whether with originals or standards like ‘Ya Ya’ and ‘Land Of 1,000 Dances’, Thomas keeps the action tight and in addition to both ‘Dog’ hits, there is further instalment, ‘Can Your Monkey Do The Dog,’ co-penned with Stax’s Steve Cropper. A killer set!

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. The Dog
  • A2. Mashed Potatoes
  • A3. Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo
  • A4. You Said
  • A5. Boom Boom
  • A6. It's Aw'Rite
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Walking The Dog
  • B2. Ya Ya
  • B3. Land Of A 1,000 Dances
  • B4. Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
  • B5. Cause I Love You
  • B6. I Want To Be Loved