Rufus and Carla

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Rufus and Carla was the moniker Stax Records used when releasing duets by Rufus Thomas and daughter Carla Thomas. They have the distinction of sharing the company's first hit "Cause I Love You" when Stax was briefly known as Satellite Records. Another hit was their version of "The Night Time Is the Right Time".

Carla Thomas was also part of a string of successful duets ("Tramp", "Knock On Wood", "Lovey Dovey", "New Year's Resolution") with the label's biggest star, Otis Redding. These were compiled on 1967's King & Queen album.


  • 1960 "Cause I Love You" b/w "Deep Down Inside" (Satellite Records S-102 pre Stax Records) (re-released as Carla and Rufus on Atco Records 45-6177)
  • 1961 "I Didn't Believe" b/w "Yeah, Yea-ah" (released as Rufus and Friend on Atco 45-6199)
  • 1964 "Cause That’s Really Some Good" b/w "Night Time Is the Right Time" (Stax S-151)
  • 1965 "When You Move You Lose" b/w "We’re Tight" (Stax S-176)
  • 1966 "Birds and Bees" b/w "Never Let You Go" (Stax S-184)

See also[edit]