EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #621: ” [DO THE] PUSH AND PULL [PART 1}- RUFUS THOMAS

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #621: ” {Do The} Push And Pull [Part 1}- Rufus Thomas. Highest debuting single week of December 19, 1970.

  • Single: ” {Do The } Push And Pull [Part I}- Rufus Thomas
  • Record Company- Stax
  • Genre: Funk
  • Written by Rufus Thomas
  • Time: 3:14
  • B-side: Part II
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #25 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Rufus Thomas- born in 1917 in Cayce, Mississippi- grew up in Memphis and was an R&B singer/songwriter/ choreographer/ radio personality and all around entertainment- jack of all trades in the city. He died at the age of 84 in 2001. He had 11 Hot 100 singles on the Pop chart-with 4 making the Top 40. His biggest hit was “Walking The Dog” #10 in 1963. Peter Guralnick would write of Thomas-

His music… brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit, determination, indomitability, above all a bottomless appreciation for the human comedy that left little room for the drab or the dreary in his presence.

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