358. Rufus Thomas

Strangely, hitting his artistic peak as he hit is arthritic peak, Rufus Thomas had a long and fascinating career. Enjoying a few hits over a twenty year span (including Bear Cat in 1953 and Walking the Dog in 1963) , Thomas hit his high point with Funk related hits in the early 70’s. Rufus Thomas was a key figure in the Memphis R&B scene which in addition to his few hits could be just enough to get him a look from the Hall.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1988   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Memphis, TN)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Did You Heard Me? (1971)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Walking the Dog (From Walking the Dog, 1963){acepolls 487}

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