Rufus Thomas - the Funky Chicken
Rufus Thomas, 23” X 8”
Hand painted on wood.
A Memphis legend and the world's oldest teenager. Rufus first began performing in the mid-1930's dancing, singing and doing comedy in the traveling vaudeville show "The Rabbit Foot Minstrels." Rufus was one of the nation's most popular disc jockeys at WDIA. Among the songs that would reach prominence were favorites such as "Walking The Dog" (1964) and "Do The Funky Chicken" (1969). Here he is driving a yellow Cadillac.