Song of the Day: Rufus Thomas, “Walking The Dog” #rmf

Rufus Thomas was an R&B/soul/funk/blues singer, songwriter, comedian, disk jockey and dancer who recorded for Stax throughout the ’60’s and ’70’s. His most famous songs were his novelty dance songs, such as "Do The Funky Chicken," "Do The Funky Penguin," and his highest-charting single, "Walking The Dog," which reached #10 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the R&B chart in 1963.


14 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Rufus Thomas, “Walking The Dog” #rmf

  1. The first time I heard this was the version by the young Rolling Stones…I like this one better.


  2. From the title I didn’t remember this, but after I began listening to it, I realized that I had heard this before. I probably didn’t understand the lyrics when I was 12.


    1. That happens to me a lot, where I’ll recognize a song but not know its name or who did it. A lot of times I’ll see a song on a survey and think I don’t know it, but within a couple of seconds into the song it’ll hit me.

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  3. I must be Rufus because I walk the dog. Don’t worry: He shows me the way home every time.



  4. Another fun one to be reminded about … thanks – I enjoyed listening to it … all the best – Hilary


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