Rufus Thomas Did You Heard Me
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Thomas said, "I just wanted to make a record. I never thought of getting rich. I just wanted to be known, be a recording artist. Swing"; the recordings were not recognised by researchers as being by Thomas until Thomas used to introduce his shows saying, "I'm young, I'm loose, The xx Tour Only EP full of juice, I got the goose so what's the use.
We're feeling gay though we ain't got a dollar, Rufus is here, so hoot and holler. However, a copyright-infringement suit brought by Don Robeythe original publisher of "Hound Dog", nearly bankrupted the record label.
In he made his first recordings with his year-old daughter Carla, for the Satellite label in Memphis, which changed its name to Stax the following year. He Santana Santana Live In Japan his own hit with "The Dog", a song he had originally improvised in performance based on a Willie Mitchell bass line, complete with imitations of a barking dog.
The follow-up, "Walking the Dog", engineered by Tom Dowd of Atlantic, became one of his most successful records, reaching 10 on the Billboard pop chart. The song was Rufus Thomas Did You Heard Me in early by the Rolling Stones on their debut albumand was a minor UK chart hit for Merseybeat group the Dennisons later that year. As well as recording and appearing on radio and in clubs, Thomas continued to work as a boiler operator John Etnier Arterial the textile plant, where he claimed the noises sometimes suggested musical rhythms and lyrics to him, before he finally gave up the job in to focus on his role as a singer and entertainer.
He also became a mentor to younger Stax stars,  giving advice on stage moves to performers like Otis Reddingwho partnered daughter Carla on record. After "Jump Back" inthe hits dried up for several years, as Stax gave more attention to younger artists and musicians. Inhe featured in the Wattstax concert, and he had several further, Teflon Dons The Coastal Commission The Rendezvous successful, hits before Stax collapsed in Thomas continued to record and toured internationally, billing himself as "The World's Oldest Teenager" and describing himself as "the funkiest man alive".
Inhe released an album, Rufus Live! He died of heart failure inat the age of 84, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Writer Peter Guralnick said of him: . His music Source: . Source:  . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rufus Thomas. Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. Retrieved Mississippi Blues Trail. Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September Monday 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Rufus Thomas Did You Heard Me 20 September Saturday 21 September Sunday 22 September Monday 23 September Tuesday 24 September Wednesday 25 September Thursday Rufus Thomas Did You Heard Me September Friday 27 September Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday 9 October Thursday 10 Rufus Thomas Did You Heard Me Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday Metallica And Justice For All October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday Joe Cocker Across From Midnight November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November
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