Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas

Chronicle: Their Greatest Stax Hits

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Chronicle: Their Greatest Stax Hits Review

by Ron Wynn

Rufus and Carla Thomas helped launch the Stax era, both individually and as a team. Thomas brought his daughter to Stax in the hopes of finding suitable material, and she soon had "Gee Whiz" soaring to the top. Had Carla chosen to tour extensively, she might have been a great star in Aretha Franklin's class; she sang with equal ferocity and power during this period. Rufus Thomas parlayed his dance/novelty tracks into international superstardom, but he was also a fine straight soul vocalist. This album splits its bill between the two, offering each a side to showcase their hits.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 03:15 Amazon
2 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 04:28 Amazon
3 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 03:51 Amazon
4 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 02:17 Amazon
5 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 03:55 Amazon
6 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 03:18 Amazon
7 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 03:09 Amazon
8 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 02:21 Amazon
9 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 02:41 Amazon
10 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 02:53 Amazon
11 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 04:13 Amazon
12 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 03:07 Amazon
13 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 02:47 Amazon
14 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 03:00 Amazon
15 Carla Thomas / Rufus Thomas 04:15 Amazon
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