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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:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Memphis, TN)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Did You Heard Me? (1971)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Walking the Dog (From Walking the Dog, 1963)

Should Rufus Thomas be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 22.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 11.1%
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