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Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas

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Rufus Thomas (1985)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1985

Rufus Thomas, between mouthfuls, talks about his youth in segregated Memphis, Minstrelsy, Ike and Tina Turner and his long involvement with Stax Records.

File format: mp3; file size: 73.4meg, interview length: 1h 16' 25" sound quality: **


On Disc: Singles Reviewed By John E. Abbey

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 29 March 1970


Rufus Thomas: Push and Pull That Funky Dog

Interview by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 1971

REHEARSALS at Top of the Pops. A man who looks close to 50 years old goes up to a taller, younger man in dark glasses. ...


Report by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 23 January 1971

Richard Williams in the Soul capital of America ...

Rufus Thomas: Rufus and The Funky Penguin

Report and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 1 January 1972

RUFUS THOMAS was half-way through a busy tour the last time we met. This time round I caught up with him just two days before ...

Rufus Thomas: Funky Rufus

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 7 January 1972

BRITAIN HAS always been a happy hunting ground for Rufus Thomas, right back to his first tour in 1967, not so long after notching up ...

Wattstax 72: Seven Hours of Soul

Live Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 8 September 1972

THE whole idea of WATTSTAX '72 was splendid. It enabled more than 100,000 people to attend a seven hour concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum ...

Wattstax (dir. Mel Stuart, Stax)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 10 February 1973

ISAAC HAYES, ROD STEWART and assorted FACES were at the preview of a new soul film. So was MM's RICHARD WILLIAMS... ...


Retrospective by Richie Unterberger, MOJO, July 2004

THE BIGGEST soul concert ever was about to end in a riot. ...


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