Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
Somebody Stole My Dog
ALL NIGHT WORKER
Did You Ever Love A Woman
Jump Back – Atlantic 1964
Willy Nilly – Atlantic 1966
Greasy Spoon – Stax 1967
Down Ta My House
Rufus Thomas – Mr Memphis
Music. The longest serving DJ in the world and the man who invented the The Dog
and Walking The Dog
– dance styles;
but before that he did the Bad Cat
at SUN and recorded a version of Hound Dog
. However Lieber & Stoller sued Sam Phillips of Sun Records and Rufus left soon after!
Rufus Thomas with daughter Carla.
Their song “When You Move You Lose” was an absolute SMASH at the Twisted Wheel and later at The Blue Note.
He went to Satellite records (which eventually became Stax) and did a duet Cause I Love You
with his daughter Carla in 1959.
All the tracks listed above were played at Manchester
‘s Twisted Wheel with Willy Nilly
probably the biggest and best favourite at the All-nighters at the club.
26th March 1917 – Cayce, Mississippi
15th December 2001 – Memphis, Tennessee
Wikipedia: Rufus Thomas