Rufus Thomas  

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Rufus Thomas (March 26 1917December 15 2001) was a rhythm and blues, funk and soul singer from Memphis, Tennessee, who recorded on Sun Records in the 1950s and on Stax Records in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the father of soul singer Carla Thomas ("B-A-B-Y") and keyboard player Marvell Thomas. A third child, Vaneese, a former French teacher, has a recording studio in upstate New York and she sings for television commercials.



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