The Best of Rufus Thomas: Do the Funky Somethin'

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227241025
  • Catalog Number: 72410
  • Sales rank: 92,841

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rufus Thomas Primary Artist, Vocals
Carla Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Tom Nixon Composer
Mark Rice Composer
Patrick Milligan Discographical Annotation
Floyd Composer
Steve Greenberg Liner Notes
Bridges Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What kind of Blues Man Are You?

    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).

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