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Rufus Thomas
RUFUS THOMAS appearing in 55 shows and/or playlists

RUFUS THOMAS

EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH RUFUS THOMAS

FROM THE SHOW: ROCK AND SOUL FROM MEMPHIS TO MUSCLE SHOALS: CANDI STATON, SAM PHILLIPS AND BARBARA SIMS

From the show "Rock and Soul from Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Candi Staton, Sam Phillips and Barbara Sims" originally aired on September 13th, 2017

FROM THE SHOW: THE NEXT ELVIS: MYSTERIES OF ROCK AND SOUL

From the show "THE NEXT ELVIS: Mysteries of Rock and Soul" originally aired on October 28th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: ELVIS

From the show "Elvis" originally aired on August 12th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: BIG RIVER OF SOUND: MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI

From the show "Big River of Sound: Music on the Mississippi" originally aired on July 15th, 2009

ROCK AND SOUL FROM MEMPHIS TO MUSCLE SHOALS: CANDI STATON, SAM PHILLIPS AND BARBARA SIMS

We road-trip to the fertile crescent of rock and soul with Barbara Sims, Sun Studios publicist and promoter, as she tells of her search for the next Elvis. We hightail it to North Alabama for a conversation on love, God and music with soul and disco siren Candi Staton. Then, we dig into the archives for classic interviews with Sun's founder Sam Phillips, Elvis' sidemen DJ Fontana and Scotty Moore and the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis. Plus, we get tips from STAX soul man Rufus Thomas on how to cut a rug.

THE NEXT ELVIS: MYSTERIES OF ROCK AND SOUL

Classic interviews and music from Memphis' Sun Records late founder Sam Phillips, Elvis Presley sidemen DJ Fontana and Scotty Moore, and Jerry Lee Lewis on the mysteries of rock n roll royalty. Sun Records memoirist Barbara Sims is our palace guide. The late Rufus Thomas talks funky and fried chicken. Then it's on to a Muscle Shoals conversation with the downhome, soul siren Candi Staton.

ELVIS

We remember Elvis Presley on the anniversary of his death. Exclusive interviews with bandmates DJ Fontana and Scotty Moore, producer Sam Phillips, and biographer Peter Guralnick focus on the social and cultural interactions unique to Memphis and the Deep South that sparked Elvis' musical explosiveness. The songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller talk about working with Elvis on their compositions "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." Memphis R&B great Rufus Thomas describes the complex relationship many black musicians had to Elvis, and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson says the king of rock 'n' roll was a perfect gentleman on their dates.

BIG RIVER OF SOUND: MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI

The musical and cultural meanderings of the Mississippi River, from exploration and trade to romance. Jazz, ragtime, and levee work-songs along with blues, rockabilly, gospel, and country. Guests include the late Memphis soul man Rufus Thomas and ethnomusicologist David Evans, speaking about influential Delta guitarist Charley Patton. Also, we visit a river barge pilot as he rolls on the river.

BIG RIVER OF SOUND: MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI

The musical and cultural meanderings of the Mississippi River, from exploration and trade to romance. Jazz, ragtime, and levee work-songs along with blues, rockabilly, gospel, and country. Guests include the late Memphis soul man Rufus Thomas and ethnomusicologist David Evans, speaking about influential Delta guitarist Charley Patton. Also, we visit a river barge pilot as he rolls on the river.

ELVIS

On the anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley is remembered. Exclusive interviews with bandmates DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, producer Sam Phillips, and biographer Peter Guralnick focus on the social and cultural interactions unique to Memphis and the Deep South that sparked Elvis' musical explosiveness. The songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller talk about working with Elvis on their compositions "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," and guitarist James Burton describes the Vegas years. Memphis R&B great Rufus Thomas describes the complex relationship many black musicians had to Elvis, and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson says the king of rock 'n' roll was a perfect gentleman on their dates.

MUSEUMS OF SOUND

This week we look how music is enshrined at three spots around the country. In Memphis, the Stax Records Museum has opened last spring and we'll hear stories from artists on the label like Isaac Hayes, the Bar-Kays, the Memphis Horns, and Rufus Thomas. Then we'll head west and visit the massive Experience Music Project in Seattle with its high-tech focus on rock and roll. Finally, Peggy Bulger of the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center tells us about their Save the Sounds project - preserving 50 of the most important recordings ever made.

BIG RIVER OF SOUND: MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI

The musical and cultural meanderings of the Mississippi River, from exploration and trade to romance. Jazz, ragtime, and levee work-songs along with blues, rockabilly, gospel and country. Guests include the late Memphis soul man Rufus Thomas, and ethnomusicologist David Evans speaking about influential Delta guitarist Charley Patton. Also, we visit a river barge pilot as he rolls on the river.

MUSEUMS OF SOUND

This week we look how music is enshrined at three spots around the country. In Memphis, the Stax Records Museum is opening this spring and we'll hear stories from artists on the label like Isaac Hayes, the Bar-Kays, the Memphis Horns, and Rufus Thomas. Then we'll head west and visit the massive Experience Music Project in the heart of downtown Seattle with it's high-tech focus on rock and roll. Finally, Peggy Bulger of the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center tells us about their Save the Sounds project -- preserving 50 of the most important recordings ever made. American Routes, where old sounds endure and new ones appear.

ELVIS

On the 68th anniversary of his birthday, Elvis Presley is remembered. Exclusive interviews with bandmates DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, producer Sam Phillips, and biographer Peter Guralnick focus on the social and cultural interactions unique to Memphis and the Deep South that sparked Elvis' musical explosiveness. The songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller talk about working with Elvis on their compositions "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," and guitarist James Burton describes the Vegas years. Memphis R&B great Rufus Thomas describes the complex relationship many black musicians had to Elvis, and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson says the king of rock 'n' roll was a perfect gentleman on their dates.

ELVIS REMEMBERED

On the 25th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley is remembered. Exclusive interviews with bandmates DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, producer Sam Phillips, and biographer Peter Guralnick focus on the social and cultural interactions unique to Memphis and the Deep South that sparked Elvis' musical explosiveness. The songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller talk about working with Elvis on their compositions "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," and guitarist James Burton describes the Vegas years. Memphis R&B great Rufus Thomas describes the complex relationship many black musicians had to Elvis, and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson says the king of rock 'n' roll was a perfect gentleman on their dates.

MEMPHIS WITH CARLA & RUFUS THOMAS

We'll travel to Memphis, Tennessee. Guests include the Reverend Al Green, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis and Sun Records producer Sam Phillips. We'll also cruise the town in a borrowed Caddy, and hang out at Wild Bill's Juke Joint.

FROM THE SHOW: LOVERS, BROTHERS AND OTHERS: MAKING SWEET MUSIC TOGETHER

From the show "Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together" originally aired on August 10th, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: LOVERS, BROTHERS AND OTHERS: MAKING SWEET MUSIC TOGETHER

From the show "Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together" originally aired on April 1st, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: LOVERS, BROTHERS AND OTHERS: MAKING SWEET MUSIC TOGETHER

From the show "Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together" originally aired on October 1st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: MAVIS STAPLES & BOB DOROUGH

From the show "Mavis Staples & Bob Dorough" originally aired on July 16th, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: LOVERS, BROTHERS AND OTHERS: MAKING SWEET MUSIC TOGETHER

From the show "Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together" originally aired on February 12th, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: MAVIS STAPLES & BOB DOROUGH

From the show "Mavis Staples & Bob Dorough" originally aired on June 20th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: MAVIS STAPLES & BOB DOROUGH

From the show "Mavis Staples & Bob Dorough" originally aired on April 27th, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: HUGH MASEKELA & JOSHUA ALLEN

From the show "Hugh Masekela & Joshua Allen" originally aired on December 8th, 2010

FROM THE SHOW: MAVIS STAPLES & BOB DOROUGH

From the show "Mavis Staples & Bob Dorough" originally aired on October 13th, 2010

FROM THE SHOW: NURSERY RHYME BLUES: MUSIC BY, FOR AND ABOUT... KIDS

From the show "Nursery Rhyme Blues: Music By, For and About... Kids" originally aired on September 22nd, 2010

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS GONE BY... AND AHEAD

From the show "Radio Days Gone By... and Ahead" originally aired on December 9th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS GONE BY... AND AHEAD

From the show "Radio Days Gone By... and Ahead" originally aired on December 9th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: BIG RIVER OF SOUND: MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI

From the show "Big River of Sound: Music on the Mississippi" originally aired on July 15th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: HUGH MASEKELA & JOSHUA ALLEN

From the show "Hugh Masekela & Joshua Allen" originally aired on October 1st, 2008

FROM THE SHOW: NURSERY RHYME BLUES: MUSIC BY, FOR AND ABOUT... KIDS

From the show "Nursery Rhyme Blues: Music By, For and About... Kids" originally aired on September 3rd, 2008

FROM THE SHOW: BIG RIVER OF SOUND: MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI

From the show "Big River of Sound: Music on the Mississippi" originally aired on May 7th, 2008

FROM THE SHOW: HIGHWAY 61 WITH JAMES COTTON

From the show "Highway 61 with James Cotton" originally aired on September 16th, 1998

FROM THE SHOW: HIGHWAY 61 WITH JAMES COTTON

From the show "Highway 61 with James Cotton" originally aired on January 20th, 1999

FROM THE SHOW: MEMORIAL DAY

From the show "Memorial Day" originally aired on May 24th, 2000

FROM THE SHOW: HERB JEFFRIES

From the show "Herb Jeffries" originally aired on March 22nd, 2000

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS REVISITED

From the show "Radio Days Revisited" originally aired on December 12th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: MEMORIAL DAY WITH RED SIMPSON AND SUPER CHIKAN

From the show "Memorial Day with Red Simpson and Super Chikan" originally aired on May 23rd, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS REVISITED

From the show "Radio Days Revisited" originally aired on February 14th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: HERB JEFFRIES

From the show "Herb Jeffries" originally aired on January 24th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: BIG RIVER OF SOUND: MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI

From the show "Big River of Sound: Music on the Mississippi" originally aired on February 27th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS GONE BY... AND AHEAD

From the show "Radio Days Gone By... and Ahead" originally aired on November 19th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS GONE BY... AND AHEAD

From the show "Radio Days Gone By... and Ahead" originally aired on November 19th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: BIG RIVER OF SOUND: MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI

From the show "Big River of Sound: Music on the Mississippi" originally aired on May 28th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: MUSEUMS OF SOUND

From the show "Museums of Sound" originally aired on May 14th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS GONE BY... AND AHEAD

From the show "Radio Days Gone By... and Ahead" originally aired on December 15th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS GONE BY... AND AHEAD

From the show "Radio Days Gone By... and Ahead" originally aired on December 15th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS REVISITED

From the show "Radio Days Revisited" originally aired on July 21st, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: MUSEUMS OF SOUND

From the show "Museums of Sound" originally aired on June 16th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: HERB JEFFRIES

From the show "Herb Jeffries" originally aired on March 17th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS GONE BY... AND AHEAD

From the show "Radio Days Gone By... and Ahead" originally aired on November 30th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: RADIO DAYS GONE BY... AND AHEAD

From the show "Radio Days Gone By... and Ahead" originally aired on November 30th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: HUGH MASEKELA & JOSHUA ALLEN

From the show "Hugh Masekela & Joshua Allen" originally aired on October 18th, 2006

FROM THE SHOW: NURSERY RHYME BLUES: MUSIC BY, FOR AND ABOUT KIDS

From the show "Nursery Rhyme Blues: Music By, For and About Kids" originally aired on September 12th, 2007

FROM THE SHOW: HUGH MASEKELA & JOSHUA ALLEN

From the show "Hugh Masekela & Joshua Allen" originally aired on May 16th, 2007

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