Third Man Records
7 inch Vinyl
Sun Records Reissues — Rufus Thomas, from Third Man Records!
A: Bear Cat / B: Walkin' In The Rain
Originally released in 1953, "Bear Cat" by Rufus Thomas is as certifiable a primitive R'n'B smoker that's ever existed. Complete with the inimitable Joe Hill Louis on guitar, the future "Funky Chicken" Thomas gives his male-perspective answer record to Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog." In the process, the legal powers behind "Hound Dog" writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller won a lawsuit claiming "Bear Cat" infringed on the duo's copyright. Ever since the writing credits have been Leiber/Stoller, but what has not changed is the unbeatable groove that moves the song. "Bear Cat" is as fresh today as it was when it was originally released 60 years ago.
Pressed on 7" black vinyl
|1. Bear Cat|
|2. Walkin’ In The Rain|