Legendary R&B Soul Artist Rufus Wonder
R&B Soul Singer’ Rufus Wonder has performed with many well known artist around the United States and abroad. He wrote “Under the Moon”, and “So Upset” before signing with Lando records. He recorded as “Rufus Wonder & the Additions” on the Lando Record Label in Detroit. The members of the group were Horace Parker, Lionel Brown, Carl Johnson, and Kenneth Wright. The group changed their names from the Editions’, to the Additions, after hooking up with Rufus Wonder. It was here that Rufus was signed and recorded by the famous child star, Frank I. (Sugar Chile) Robinson, and Clifton Dickerson, the owners of Lando records, and Autocap Publishing.
Rufus has performed onstage with such artists as “Bay Area Rapper Keldamuzik of Diva TV”, “Rapper Shavone Pickett”, “Rapper President L. Davis”, “Rapper D’ Labre”, “Rapper and Spoken Word Artist’ Keith Thompson”, “Spoken Word Artist’ Paradise”, and interviewed on “Oakland’s TV Show” own by Jimmy Guy, with Vocalist’ Ronda, Benin, and The Sounds Of Urban Life Soldiers,
Other artist “The “Fabulous Counts”, “Little Milton”, the famous dancers “Oscar Hucklebee”, & “Caldonia Young”, “Ed Henry”, “Steve Mancha”, “100 Proof Aged in Soul”, “The DuKays”, ”The Dells”, “James (Zeek) Brown” - who formerly sang with the “Calvays”, “Accents”, the “Blenders”, “The Redd Saunders Band in Chicago”, “Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds”, Dennis Edwards, “Carl Carlton”, also was known as “Little Carl Carlton”,
This list goes on: “Sugar Pie Desanto”, “The Mar Keys”, “William Bell”, “The Temptations”, “Billy Preston”, “Betty Everette”, “Alberta Adams”, “Christine Katrell”, “the “O’ town Passions”, “The Cleveland Jones Temptation Revue”, “Danny A. Thomas”, a former member of Con Funk Shun Stardom., “Just Rick”, who was the former base singer for “The Exclusives”, “The Elusives”, the “Tint of Darkness”, “The Boys on The Block”, and “The O’Town Passions”.
Rufus has shared the stage with “Lee Williams”, “God’s New Creations”, “The Oakland Heirs”, “Joe Williams”, and “Inez Jones”, The famous actress, “Colostine [Kuki] Boatwright” who is in the movie Cooley High, and “Cynthia Joy” , actress & model from Great Neck, New York, to name a few.
He has been booked through Rodgers & Rodgers theatrical Enterprises out of Detroit, Michigan, The Jimmy Daniel’s Revue, of the Shaw artist agency out of New York, Dale Warren Agency, out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The little theater group, which was run by Mr. Mosley, and Mr. Adams of the Negro Charities of America out of Chicago, Illinois, whose first names is unknown.
Rufus Wonder has worked with famous Photographers and Productions people, such as Ray Mc Cullough, MC Collins, and Walter Jenkins. Ray Mc Cullough, and Walter Jenkins, of Round About L A, TV shows, Video unlimited productions, and AAMEN TV Los Angeles where he worked as second cameraman, also lay-out & design artist for The L A TV Journal, which was owned by Ray Mc Cullough.
Also MC Collins, Photographer, Lighting Tech., Video, DVD producer, and Actor. The inventor of the African American Time Piece Watch, and Lighting Tech for the Hollywood’s Motion Picture Studios, such as Universal, Paramount, MGM, 20Centurey Fox, and Etc.
he has done similar work with M C Collins, with designs and photography. Rufus was a magazine distributor for the Music Connections Magazine, Editor & publishers: Michael Dolan & Eric Bateli out of Hollywood. The Happenings magazine Editor & publisher, Dr. Lee of the Sacramento Observer Newspaper, out of Sacramento, CA. He was the sole distributor for the Happenings magazine in the Southern California area. The Happenings magazine office was located across the street from the Grauman’s Chinese theater, in the Max Factor building in Hollywood where the famous writer Suzanne Vickstrom was the Hollywood editor.
Famous Clubs, and places where Rufus has performed:
The 20 Grand, Phelps Lounge, Mr. Kelly’s, Bens Peter Pan, & Ben’s High Chaparrals, The Local 212 for the Brewster Old Timers, Detroit, Michigan, The Motor City Employees Club, Flint, Michigan, The Shadowland Ballroom, Benton Harbor, Saint Joseph, Michigan. The Pinwheel Lounge, Continental Lounge The El Patio, Cleveland, Ohio. The Fort Wayne Auditorium, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, The Muncie National Guard Armory, Muncie, Indiana. The Fort Wayne Auditorium Fort Wayne, Indiana The Decatur Hotel, Decatur, Illinois.
The C & C Lounge, The Robert’s Show Lounge, The Rum Boogie, The Trianon Ballroom, The Pre-Game show for the Chicago White Sox Baseball Game, Chicago, Illinois. The Moberly Auditorium, Moberly, Missouri, The Boonville Lounge, Boonville, Missouri. The St. Francis Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Tail Spin, Hollywood, The California Club, The Oasis, The Total Experience, Mr. Woodleys, The Proud Bird, The Page 4, The Cover Girl Lounge, Marla Gibbs Memory Lane, UCLA Music Center, The Name of the Game Jr., Disco 9000, and The Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, California.
The list goes on: The Showcase, Oakland, California - Bluesville, Oakland, California - Kimbals Corner, Oakland, California - The First Stop, Oakland, California - Jeffery’s, Oakland, California - The California Ballroom, Oakland, California - The Continental Lounge, Oakland, California - On Broadway - The Ghetto Lounge - The Rickshaw - Basin Street West and Club 181, San Francisco, California and many more.