Rufus Thomas “Sophisticated Sissy” (Stax 221, R&B#43, 1967)

Rufus Thomas “Sophisticated Sissy” (Stax 221, R&B#43, 1967) It seems appropriate for Folsom Street Sunday to revisit this Rufus Thomas R&B hit. We go back and look back at a Mid Sixties dance trend inspired by the exuberant celebration of sexuality on the dance floor brought by the sway of the hips of less than…

The Royalettes “When Summer’s Gone” (MGM 13588, 1966)

The Royalettes “When Summer’s Gone” (MGM 13588, 1966) Here we find ourselves at the “end” of Summer in the United States. Technically on the calendar we have about 2 weeks to go before Summer Solstice gives way to the Autumnal Equinox, but as we busy ourselves with year end closings, shouldn’t it be high time…