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He had the same name as my dog

First of all, I'd like to say reast in peace partner. Then I like to say that these songs are worthless, but they make me laugh!!! R.I.P Rufus (woof woof!) DWfan

About as good as James Brown

He has good music, but you wish he would be quiet -- just like James Brown -- at least more often. I bought 3 songs off of this album and will let the voltures pick away at the remains. I have to agree with the other dude above: 2 stars. Eso es y no más.


Born: March 26, 1917 in Cayce, MS

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Few of rock & roll's founding figures are as likable as Rufus Thomas. From the 1940s onward, he has personified Memphis music; his small but witty cameo role in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train, a film which satirizes and enshrines the city's role in popular culture, was entirely appropriate. As a recording artist, he wasn't a major innovator, but he could always be depended upon for some good, silly, and/or outrageous fun with his soul dance tunes. He was one of the few rock or soul stars to reach his...
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