Rufus Thomas was a Dee Jay in Memphis radio in the early 50s as was his best friend B.B. King. In 1953 Rufus recorded “Bear Cat” for Sam Phillips at Sun records. The song was an answer to “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton. “Bear Cat” is worth up to $300 but his most valuable record, later recorded by Elvis,” is “Tiger Man.” The 45 is valued up to $1,200.00 today.
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