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Walking The Dog
Composer: Rufus Thomas

Probably played by the Warlocks in 1965. Played by the Grateful Dead in 1966 and then again, infrequently in 1970, 1984 and 1985. The song was also played by Ratdog.

Walking The Dog was first released on a Rufus Thomas single in 1963. This was the second in a series of 'Dog' releases by Thomas - it was preceded by 'The Dog', and followed by 'Can Your Monkey Do The Dog?' and 'Somebody Stole My Dog'.

The song has been recorded by many other musicians. On some recordings the title is given as Walkin' The Dog. On some recordings writing credits for this Walking The Dog have been confused with credits for I'm Walkin' The Dog by Cliff and Tex Grimsley which was popularised by Webb Pierce.



Grateful Dead

info Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966, Grateful Dead, 2005

Rufus Thomas

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (Walking The Dog / Fine And Mellow), Rufus Thomas, 1963
no info Single (Walking The Dog / You Said), Rufus Thomas, 1963
no info Walking The Dog, Rufus Thomas, 1963
no info Apollo Saturday Night, Various Artists, 1964
no info Memphis Gold, Various Artists, 1966
no info Roots Of Soul, Various Artists, 1977
no info Let's Dance, Various Artists, 1978
no info All Night Long, Various Artists, 1978
no info Super Funky Favorites, Various Artists, 1980
info 20 Party Classics, Various Artists, 1986
no info The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1963, Various Artists, 1986
no info Memphis Soul Classics, Various Artists, 1987
no info The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968, Various Artists, 1991
info Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974, Various Artists, 1991
no info Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968, Various Artists, 1991
info 1000 Volts of Stax, Various Artists, 1991
no info Can't Get Away From This Dog, Rufus Thomas, 1992
no info Funky Broadway Stax Revue Live At The 5/4 Ballroom, Various Artists, 1992
info Frat Rock! Box, Various Artists, 1998
info Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century, Various Artists, 1999
info The Definitive Sound of Atlantic Soul, Various Artists, 1999
no info Soul Spectacular! The Greatest Soul Hits Of All Time, Various Artists, 2002
info Stax Profiles, Rufus Thomas, 2006
no info Walking the Dog (comp), Rufus Thomas, 2006
no info Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration, Various Artists, 2007
info The Very Best Of, Rufus Thomas, 2007
info Beginner's Guide To Blues Music, Various Artists, 2008

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

info The Rolling Stones, Rolling Stones, 1964
info Hi-Heel Sneakers, Tommy Tucker, 1964
info C'Mon And Swim, Bobby Freeman, 1964
no info Single (Walking The Dog / Somethin' Else), The Trophies, 1964
no info Down The Line, The Astronauts, 1965
info Beat & Soul, The Everly Brothers, 1965
info Breakout..!!!, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, 1966
no info Single (Walking The Dog / Oh Gee Girl), The Liverpool Set, 1966
no info Single (Walking The Dog / Not Like She), The Fabulous Bachelors, 1966
no info Memphis Golden Hits, Ace Cannon, 1967
no info A Slice Of, The Cake, 1968
no info Plays Great Memphis Hits, King Curtis, 1969
info What This Country Needs..., Redwing, 1972
no info Aerosmith, Aerosmith, 1973
no info Ride A Rock Horse, Roger Daltrey, 1975
no info Spirit Of '76, Spirit, 1976
info Stupidity, Doctor Feelgood, 1976
info Still Shakin', The Flamin' Groovies, 1976
no info The Legendary Sun Performers, Carl Mann, 1977
no info Live At Max's Kansas City, Troggs, 1981
no info Story Of The Stones, Rolling Stones, 1982
no info Grand Slam, Magic Slim and The Teardrops, 1982
info Bucketfull of Brains, The Flamin' Groovies, 1983
no info Roughhousin', Lil' Ed And The Blues Imperials, 1986
no info Packet Of Three Live, Steve Marriott, 198?
info Teenage Head, The Flamin' Groovies, 1991 (bonus track)
info Into the Twangy-First Century, Run C&W, 1993
no info Scream 'n Howl, Boogiemen, 1994
info If You're Ready!: The Best Of Dunwich Records, Vol, 2, Various Artists (Luv'd Ones), 1994
no info Missing Pieces, National Health, 1996
no info Gotcha By Your Blues, Reggie Wayne Morris, 1997
info Detroit Breakout!: The Ultimate Anthology, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, 1997
info In Person!, Flamin' Groovies, 1997
info B-3in' Organ Jazz, Various Artists (Jack McDuff), 1997
info Yesterday's Numbers, The Flamin' Groovies, 1998
info Electrafied, Stir Fried, 1999
info Flamingo, The Flamin' Groovies, 1999 (bonus track)
no info Sing The Blues Live, Steve Marriott & The DT's, 2000
info Jazz That Swings II, Various Artists (Jack McDuff), 2000
info Rock 'n' Soul / Beat & Soul, The Everly Brothers, 2005
no info Anthology, J.B. And The Playboys, 2005
info The Price of Fame 1960-1965, The Everly Brothers, 2006
info Into the Twangy-First Century / Row vs. Wade, Run C&W, 2006
info The Rolling Stones 1964-1969, The Rolling Stones, 2010
no info 50, The Sonics, 2015

 
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