“Walking the Dog”

It’s always a good time to listen to a great oldie, and if you scroll down, you’ll hear a song called the ultimate southern frat-party anthem ever:

“Walking the Dog” by Rufus Williams remains a classic, but then, so does Williams. The singer who died in 2001 at the age of 84 had a hand in Station WDIA, the first southern radio station that not only carried programs for African-Americans, but was entirely staffed by them. He also helped establish a Memphis label devoted entirely to black music, Stax Records, musical home of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, and others. One might never have guessed his contribution behind the scenes when he performed, “Do The Funky Chicken,” wearing Bermuda shorts and day-glow knee socks, but he was a force.

We don’t know if a real dog inspired Rufus Thomas’ biggest hit, “Walking the Dog” in 1963, but a purebred Bulldog appeared on the album cover

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