CARLA THOMAS, daughter of Rufus “Walkin the Dog” Thomas had a Top 40 hit, Gee Whiz, two years before her father.
Very few chitlin circuit acts out-rocked ROY “Good Rockin Tonight” BROWN. According to Preston Lauderbach “Roy sweated through 4 suits an hour. And as the cash rolled in, Roy bought a Caddy limo for the band, a Ford van for instruments, a station wagon for wives and girlfriends and a Fleetwood for himself.” Check out Roy’s Mighty Mighty Man, Cadillac Baby, Butcher Pete. “He’s hackin and whackin and smackin.”