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Rufus Thomas

The Rabbit Foot Minstrels (members Rufus Thomas, ...................................................) 1930's

Rufus Thomas (born 26-March-1917 in Cayce, Mississippi --- died 15-December-2001 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee --- cause: heart failure)

Star Talent 807 - I'm So Worried / I'll Be A Good Boy  1950
Chess 1466 - Night Walkin' Blues / Why Did You Dee Gee  1951
Chess 1492 - No More Doggin' Around / Crazy 'Bout You, Baby  1952
Chess 1517 - Juanita / Decorate The Counter - 1952  

Rufus HOUND DOG Thomas, Jr.  

Sun 181 - Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog)* / Walking In The Rain - 1953 (Scarce) *an "answer" song to the 1952 release "Hound Dog" by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton on Peacock 1612.
Sun 181 - Bear Cat / Walking In The Rain 1953

Rufus Thomas, Jr. 

Sun 188 - Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) / Save Your Money - 1953 

Rufus Thomas

Meteor 5039 - I'm Steady Holdin' On / The Easy Livin' Plan 1956

Rufus & Carla (Rufus Thomas with his daughter Carla Thomas)

Satellite 102 - Cause I Love You / Deep Down Inside - 1960 (this was actually the eighth Satellite release but the numbering system was begun again when Estelle Axton came into the company and Fred Byler and Neil Herbert left - session Wilbur Steinburg (bass), Booker T. Jones (baritone saxophone) and Rufus' son Marvell Thomas (piano))

Rufus & Carla Thomas

Atco 6177 - Cause I Love You / Deep Down Inside 1960

Rufus & Friend (Rufus Thomas with his daughter Carla Thomas)

Atco 6199 - I Didn't Believe / Yeah, Yea-Ah 1961

Rufus Thomas

Stax 126 - It's Aw-Rite / Can't Ever Let You Go 1962
Stax 130 - The Dog / Did You Ever Love A Woman 1963
Stax 140 - Walking The Dog / You Said 1963
Stax 140 - Walking The Dog / Fine And Mellow - 1963 (Scarce)
Stax 144 - Can Your Monkey Do The Dog / I Want To Get Married 1964
Stax 149 - Somebody Stole My Dog / I Want To Be Loved 1964

Rufus & Carla

Stax 151 - That's Really Some Good / Night Time Is The Right Time* - 1964 *cover of the 1959 recording by Ray Charles on Atlantic 2010.

Rufus Thomas

Stax 157 - Jump Back / All Night Worker - 1964 (background vocals by The Drapels (members Mary Frierson (A. k. a. Wendy Rene), Johnny Frierson, Marianne Brittenum and Wilbur Mondie)
Stax 167 - Baby Walk / Little Sally Walker 1965
Stax 173 - Willy Nilly / Sho' Gonna Mess Him Up 1965

Rufus & Carla

Stax 176 - When You Move You Lose / We're Tight 1965

Rufus Thomas

Stax 178 - Chicken Scratch / The World Is Round 1965

Rufus & Carla

Stax 184 - Birds And Bees* / Never Let You Go - 1966 *cover of Jewel Akens 1964 recording "The Birds And Bees" on Era 3141.  Stax shortened the title.

Rufus Thomas

Stax 200 - Talkin' 'Bout True Love / Sister's Got A Boyfriend 1967
Stax 221 - Sophisticated Sissy / Greasy Spoon 1967
Stax 240 - Down Ta My House / Steady Holding On 1968
Stax 250 - The Memphis Train* / I Think I Made A Boo-Boo - 1968 *Recorded 29-February-1968.
Stax 0010 - Funky Mississippi / So Hard To Get Along With 1968
Stax 0022 - Funky Way* / I Want To Hold You - 1969 *also recorded in 1967 by Calvin Arnold on Venture 603.
Stax 0059 - Do The Funky Chicken / Turn Your Damper Down 1969
Stax 0071 - Sixty Minute Man* / The Preacher And The Bear** - 1970 *also recorded in 1951 by The Dominoes on Federal 12022   **originally recorded in 1905 by Arthur Collins.
Stax 0079 - (Do The) Push And Pull (Part 1) / (Do The) Push And Pull (Part 2) - 1970 (amongst session players Michael Toles (guitar), James Alexander (bass), Carl Hampton (keyboards) and Willie Hall (drums))
Stax 0090 - The World Is Round / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons 1971
Stax 0098 - The Breakdown (Part 1) / The Breakdown (Part 2) - 1971 (amongst session players Charles "Skip" Pitts (guitar), Harold Beane (guitar), Ronald Hudson (bass) Marvell Thomas (keyboards), Lester Snell (keyboards) and Willie Hall (drums))
Stax 0112 - Do The Funky Penguin (Part 1) / Do The Funky Penguin (Part 2) 1971
Stax 0129 - Love Trap / 6-3-8 (That's The Number To Play) - 1972 
Stax 0140 - Itch And Scratch (Part 1) / Itch And Scratch (Part 2) - 1972
Stax 0153 - Funky Robot (Part 1) / Funky Robot (Part 2) 1973
Stax 0177 - I Know You Don't Want Me No More* / I'm Still In Love With You - 1973 *also recorded in 1961 by Barbara George on A. F. O. 302.
Stax 0187 - I'll Be Your Santa Baby / That Makes Christmas Day - 1973 (amongst session players Mark Lee (guitar), Erroll Thomas (bass), Marvell Thomas (keyboards) and Bobby Hunt (drums)) 
Stax 0192 - The Funky Bird / Steal A Little - 1974 
Stax 0219 - Boogie Ain't Nuttin' (But Gettin' Down) (Part 1) / Boogie Ain't Nuttin' (But Gettin' Down) (Part 2) 1974
Stax 0236 - Do The Double Bump / Do The Double Bump 1975
Stax 0254 - Jump Back '75 (Part 1) / Jump Back '75 (Part 2) 1975

Rufus Thomas / Albert King

Stax 1073 - I'll Be Your Santa Claus / Christmas Comes Once A Year* - 197? *Flip By Albert King.

Rufus Thomas  

Xl 151 - I Cried The Day Disco Died / I Love To Love You Again - ?
Artists Of America 126 - If There Were No Music / Blues In The Basement 1976
Avi 149 - Who's Making Love To Your Old Lady / Hot Grits 1977
Avi 178 - I Ain't Gettin' Older, I'm Gettin' Better (Part 1) / I Ain't Gettin' Older, I'm Gettin' Better (Part 2) 1977
Hi 78520 - Fried Chicken / I Ain't Got Time 1978
Gusto 2037 - Walkin' The Dog / Funky Chicken 1980
Ichiban 12-103 - Rappin' Rufus (5:50) /// Rappin' Rufus (Drum & Vocal Mix) (5:10) / Rappin' Rufus (Instrumental Mix) (5:43) - 1984 (12" Release)
Ichiban 85-103 - Rappin' Rufus / (Instrumental) 1984
Atlantic Oldies Series 13093 - The Dog / Walking The Dog - ?
Collectables Col 039157 - Bear Cat / Tiger Man - ?
Collectables Col 710427 - Do The Funky Chicken / Sixty Minute Man (Part 2) - ?

Rufus Thomas / The Barkays

High Stacks 9801 - Hey Rufus! / Body Fine* - 1999 *flip by The Barkays.