Swing Out with Rufus Thomas

Swing Out with Rufus Thomas

by Rufus Thomas
     
 

These tracks sound like reissues -- the Crown Prince of Dance's gruff baritone is unusually strong for a guy his age -- but these are actually new recordings cut with many of the musicians and vocalists from Stax' heyday, including Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Carla Thomas, and Michael Toles. This endearing set is blues-based with an ample helping of '50s R&B thrown in. As… See more details below

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These tracks sound like reissues -- the Crown Prince of Dance's gruff baritone is unusually strong for a guy his age -- but these are actually new recordings cut with many of the musicians and vocalists from Stax' heyday, including Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Carla Thomas, and Michael Toles. This endearing set is blues-based with an ample helping of '50s R&B thrown in. As recordings go, it's a keeper; some highlights are Thomas' rendition of Ike Turner's R&B classic "Rocket 88," as well as some true-to-the-genre blues wails à la "Just Because I Leave, That Don't Mean I'm Gone" and energetic jumps like "Fool for You Mama."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1999
Label:
HIGH STACKS
UPC:
0649454988245
catalogNumber:
9882

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rufus Thomas   Primary Artist
Carla Thomas   Background Vocals
Vaneese Thomas   Background Vocals
Ben Cauley   Trumpet
Jack Hale   Trombone
Leroy Hodges   Bass
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Guitar
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
James Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone
Fred Nicholson   Organ
Lester Snell   Clarinet
Jim Spake   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Spear   Bass
Marvell Thomas   Piano
Michael Toles   Guitar
Mike Gardner   Drums
James Lott   Guitar
James Nelson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rufus Thomas   Composer,Executive Producer
Bobby Manuel   Executive Producer
Larry Nix   Mastering
Don Smith   Engineer
Lester Snell   Arranger
James Lott   Engineer

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