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Best of Rufus Thomas: Do the Funky Somethin'
     

The Best of Rufus Thomas: Do the Funky Somethin'

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by Rufus Thomas
 
The Best of Rufus Thomas: Do the Funky Somethin' is an overdue, career-spanning collection of Thomas' best material, centering around his Stax hits from the '60s and early '70s. The whole "dog" series of novelty dance songs from 1963-1964 is here, as well as the hit "Jump Back" and a clutch of Stax singles that weren't hits but became

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The Best of Rufus Thomas: Do the Funky Somethin' is an overdue, career-spanning collection of Thomas' best material, centering around his Stax hits from the '60s and early '70s. The whole "dog" series of novelty dance songs from 1963-1964 is here, as well as the hit "Jump Back" and a clutch of Stax singles that weren't hits but became pretty well-known anyway, like "Sister's Got a Boyfriend" and "Sophisticated Sissy." There are also the early-'70s funk-dance hits "Do the Funky Chicken," "(Do The) Push and Pull," "The Breakdown," and "Do the Funky Penguin," a couple of '60s duets with his daughter Carla, and his 1953 blues single "Bear Cat (The Answer to Hound Dog)," the first hit on Sun Records. A few other compilations have gone into specific phases of his career in greater depth, but this is certainly the best overview of a man who offered some of the funkiest and funniest Memphis soul around.

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Release Date:
04/23/1996
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227241025
catalogNumber:
72410

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The Best of Rufus Thomas: Do the Funky Somethin' 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first Rufus CD was Swingin Out with Rufus (read review). It had excellent bass and ''motion.'' This CD, however, looks a little too far back for me. The tracks were more 40's type doo-wap. Its a great CD if that's what your looking for. If your looking for something to match his other CD, look someplace else (I am).