Rufus Thomas

His R&B Recordings 1949-1956: The Sun Years, Plus (CD)

His R&B Recordings 1949-1956: The Sun Years, Plus (CD)
Rufus Thomas was a one-off: a larger than life character who made as great a contribution to the performance and style of American music as he did to the recording of it. He saw it all from black vaudeville to rap... and played a major role in the evolution of African American music. But Rufus was – though he always played it down – a damn fine blues and R&B singer in the 1950s. And this is one of the best cross-sections of African American music you'll hear from the period. Rufus sings with the Lionel Hampton band, several Memphis R&B dance bands, and with Sun studio session groups. And he gave Sun Records its first hit, Includes 68 page booklet.

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Rufus Thomas was a one-off: a larger than life character who made as great a contribution to the performance and style of American music as he did to the recording of it. He saw it all from black vaud...
Rufus Thomas was a one-off: a larger than life character who made as great a contribution to the performance and style of American music as he did to the recording of it. He saw it all from black vaudeville to rap... and played a major role in the evolution of African American music. But Rufus was – though he always played it down – a damn fine blues and R&B singer in the 1950s. And this is one of the best cross-sections of African American music you'll hear from the period. Rufus sings with the Lionel Hampton band, several Memphis R&B dance bands, and with Sun studio session groups. And he gave Sun Records its first hit, Includes 68 page booklet.

1) I'll Be A Good Boy
2) I'm So Worried
3) Who's That Chick
4) Double Trouble
5) Beer Bottle Boogie
6) Gonna Bring My Baby Back
7) Night Workin' Blues
8) Why Did You Deegee?
9) Crazy About You Baby
10) No More Dogging Around
11) Rosco Gordon: Decorate The Counter
12) Decorate The Counter
13) Juanita
14) Married Woman 1
15) Married Woman 2
16) I'm Off That Stuff
17) Big Mama Thornton: Hound Dog
18) Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog)
19) Walkin' In The Rain
20) Joe Hill Louis: Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle)
21) Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle)
22) Save That Money
23) Intro patter to Sepia Swing Club
24) Pink Pussycat Wine
25) Moohah: All Shook Out
26) Moohah: Candy
27) The Easy Livin' Plan
28) I'm Steady Holdin' On
29) Rufus Thomas on Daddy Cool show


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