During the Wattstax concert in fact, an issue arose when much of the audience poured onto the field to dance while Rufus Thomas performed "Do the Funky Chicken". Stax executive Larry Shaw immediately asked Thomas to get the audience to return to the stands, leading to a memorable moment in the documentary film when one particular straggler refuses to leave and Thomas makes pointed fun of him.
Mark Felsot began his career in radio as an intern at rock station KLOS-Los Angeles in the late 70’s. Over the years, he’s worked as a producer on Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Breakfast With The Beatles, and co-producer of the exclusive SiriusXM series,"Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure" Mark is a lifelong Santa Monican.
He worked as the company's recording engineer and produced their first hit single, Carla Thomas's 1960 "Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)". He also produced the first single for the Stax subsidiary label Volt, "Burnt Biscuits" b/w "Raw Dough," by the Triumphs, whose members included future soul star Al Green and drummer Howard Grimes.
22.05.2017 · Charting in the Top 10 upon its national release, the success of “Gee Whiz” led to an appearance on American Bandstand for Thomas and increased attention for Stax. Carla would go on to record ...
S-101 Destiny Charles Heinz Prove Your Love S-102 Cause I Love You (1003) Rufus & Carla Thomas Deep Down Inside (1004) S-103 Whisper Your Love (1005) Donna Rae Little Fool (1006) S-103 Suddenly Charles Heinz Nobody Cares S-104 Gee Whiz Carla Thomas For You S-104 You Drive Me Crazy Ray Scott Say Anything But Goodbye
Otis Redding and Carla Thomas on their 1967 album King & Queen. John Lennon once said it was his favorite version of the song. Eddie Floyd's cover version hit number 4 on the R&B charts and number 17 on the Hot 100 in 1968 as a single from his 1968 studio album I've Never Found a Girl.
13.10.2022 · Atlantic, Duke and Lenox Records sessions on tracks including Carla Thomas’s “Gee Whiz” (1960), Esther Phillips’s “Release Me” (1962) and Bobby Bland’s “Share Your Love With Me ...