Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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Rufus Thomas - Chicken Scratch

No one could do a novelty soul/funk record like Rufus Thomas. Be it popularizing some kind of dance or rapping nursery rhymes, Thomas's goofy Stax sides always brought on the fun. "Chicken Scratch," the flip to Thomas' first Stax version of "The World Is Round," finds Thomas in the barnyard doing nursery rhymes while the background singers sing the subject line of this post as a refrain. The tune is hot, though, thanks to an effective use of a "Bo Diddley" beat by Booker T. & the M.G.'s and the Mar-Keys.


Anonymous said...

Great song, great backing vocals too. The MGs, I wonder how many records they played on besides their own?

Thomas Warren said...

Could you please reupload this track?