WALKING THE DOG

Latest update on 24/03/2017

Artist: Rufus Thomas
Author: Rufus Thomas
Label: Stax
Year: 1963

Rufus had launched a dance with the instrumental The Dog and while the craze spread he topped it with Can Your Monkey Do The Dog. While the next dance craze started taking over, he plundered this one with Somebody Stole My Dog.

Covers:

1964:

Rolling Stones

1964:

Johnny Rivers

1964:

Dennisons [hit UK]

1967:

Troggs

1969:

Sandie Shaw

1972:

Redwing

1973:

Aerosmith

1975:

Roger Daltrey

1976:

Dr. Feelgood

1978:

Tjens Couter

1979:

John Cale [live]

1982:

Magic Slim & The Teardrops

1989:

André Hazes [as Ik Ben Een Gokker]

1991:

Charles Et Les Lulus

Walking The Dog had already been a popular dance during WW I, mainly through John Sublett, known professionally as Bubbles of the Buck & Bubbles tap dance team. He claimed he invented the step in 1910 when he was 8 years old.

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