Titus Turner

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Titus Turner (May 1, 1933 – September 13, 1984) was an American R&B and East Coast blues singer and songwriter.
His best remembered recordings were "We Told You Not To Marry" and "Sound-Off," plus he wrote "Leave My Kitten Alone," and "Tell Me Why.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Turner's debut single release in 1950 was "Where Are You" on Aladdin Records, billed as Mr. T and his Band.
In 1951 his follow-up "Stop Trying to Make a Fool Of Me" appeared on Regal Records.
He followed this a year later on Okeh, issuing eight tracks including "Got So Much Trouble." He had a spell with Mercury Records's imprint, Wing, but was not commercially successful until 1955, when Little Willie John recorded Turner's "All Around the World". The track, re-titled "Grits Ain't Groceries," was covered by Little Milton.

Turner and John then co-wrote "Leave My Kitten Alone", later covered by Johnny Preston, The Beatles and Elvis Costello. In 1959 the King label issued Turner's first hit single, "The Return of Stagolee," an answer song to Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee". He repeated the trick with his next release, "We Told You Not To Marry," an antidote to Price's "I'm Gonna Get Married."
In 1960, Ray Charles recorded the Henry Glover and Turner co-penned song, "Sticks and Stones", which has also seen many cover versions over the years.

By 1961 Turner had his biggest solo success with "Sound-Off," which came from the only album he ever released. The track was described by Joel Whitburn in Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 as a "popular US Army marching drill chant," which was originally a #3 hit for Vaughn Monroe in 1951.

Later singles failed to find a market, and Turner recorded for a plethora of labels throughout the 1960s without further tangible success. These included "Eye to Eye" (Okeh, 1966).
In 1969 his self-penned track "His Funeral, My Trial" was his final release.

Turner died in Atlanta in 1984.
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Albums

JLP 70-3018 Titus Turner - Sound Off artwork dell'album Titus Turner Sound Off (Album) Jamie JLP 70-3018 US 1961 Vendi questa versione
T.T. LP-1001 Titus Turner - A 'LIving Legend' The Titus Turner Story artwork dell'album Titus Turner A 'LIving Legend' The Titus Turner Story(LP) Titus Turner Songs Co. T.T. LP-1001 US Unknown Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

6907 Titus Turner - Please Baby / Jambalaya artwork dell'album Titus Turner Please Baby / Jambalaya(Shellac, 10") Okeh 6907 US 1952 Vendi questa versione
4-6907 Titus Turner - Please Baby / Jambalaya artwork dell'album Titus Turner Please Baby / Jambalaya(7") Okeh 4-6907 US 1952 Vendi questa versione
6929 Titus Turner Christmas Morning / Be Sure You Know(Shellac, 10") Okeh 6929 US 1952 Vendi questa versione
6883 Titus Turner - Got So Much Trouble / What'cha Gonna Do For Me artwork dell'album Titus Turner Got So Much Trouble / What'cha Gonna Do For Me(Shellac, 10", Promo) Okeh 6883 US 1952 Vendi questa versione
6961 Titus Turner - Big Mary's / Living In Misery artwork dell'album Titus Turner Big Mary's / Living In Misery(7", Single) Okeh 6961 US 1953 Vendi questa versione
6961 Titus Turner - Big Mary's / Living In Misery artwork dell'album Titus Turner Big Mary's / Living In Misery(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono, Promo) Okeh 6961 US 1953 Vendi questa versione
7027 Titus Turner - My Lonely Room / Over The Rainbow artwork dell'album Titus Turner My Lonely Room / Over The Rainbow Okeh 7027 US 1954 Vendi questa versione
W-90006 Titus Turner - All Around The World / Do You Know artwork dell'album Titus Turner All Around The World / Do You Know (Single) Wing Records W-90006 US 1955 Vendi questa versione
W90033X45 Titus Turner - Sweet And Low / Big John artwork dell'album Titus Turner Sweet And Low / Big John (Single) Wing Records W90033X45 US 1955 Vendi questa versione
W-90058 Titus Turner - Get On The Right Track Baby / I'll Wait Forever artwork dell'album Titus Turner Get On The Right Track Baby / I'll Wait Forever Wing Records W-90058 US 1956 Vendi questa versione
45-5095 Titus Turner - Stop The Pain  / Hold Your Loving artwork dell'album Titus Turner Stop The Pain / Hold Your Loving (Single) King Records (3) 45-5095 US 1957 Vendi questa versione
45-5067 Titus Turner - You Turned The Lamps Too Low / Have Mercy Baby artwork dell'album Titus Turner You Turned The Lamps Too Low / Have Mercy Baby (Single) King Records (3) 45-5067 US 1957 Vendi questa versione
MEP 14169 Titus Turner - Rock'n Roll artwork dell'album Dinah Washington / Titus Turner Dinah Washington / Titus Turner - Rock'n Roll(7", EP) Mercury MEP 14169 France 1957 Vendi questa versione
5140 Titus Turner - Coralee / Tears Of Joy Fill My Eyes artwork dell'album Titus Turner Coralee / Tears Of Joy Fill My Eyes (Single) King Records (3) 5140 US 1958 Vendi questa versione
5129 Titus Turner - Way Down Yonder / Miss Rubberneck Jones artwork dell'album Titus Turner Way Down Yonder / Miss Rubberneck Jones (Single) King Records (3) 5129 US 1958 Vendi questa versione
201 Titus Turner - We Told You Not To Marry artwork dell'album Titus Turner We Told You Not To Marry (Single) Glover Records (2) 201 US 1959 Vendi questa versione
45-5186 Titus Turner - Return Of Stagolee artwork dell'album Titus Turner Return Of Stagolee King Records (3) 45-5186 US 1959 Vendi questa versione
5243 Titus Turner - Bonnie Baby / Miss Rubberneck Jones artwork dell'album Titus Turner Bonnie Baby / Miss Rubberneck Jones (Single) King Records (3) 5243 US 1959 Vendi questa versione
5213 Titus Turner - Fall Guy / Tarzan artwork dell'album Titus Turner Fall Guy / Tarzan(7", Promo) King Records (3) 5213 US 1959 Vendi questa versione
206 Titus Turner - Cool Down / Get Up Betty Jean artwork dell'album Titus Turner Cool Down / Get Up Betty Jean (Single) Glover Records (2) 206 US 1960 Vendi questa versione
202 Titus Turner - When The Sergeant Comes Marching Home / Up Jumps The Devil artwork dell'album Titus Turner When The Sergeant Comes Marching Home / Up Jumps The Devil Glover Records (2) 202 US 1960 Vendi questa versione
1174 Titus Turner - Sound-Off   /  Me And My Lonely Telephone artwork dell'album Titus Turner Sound-Off / Me And My Lonely Telephone (Single) Jamie 1174 US 1960 Vendi questa versione
210 Titus Turner - The More We Get Together / I'm Set In My Ways artwork dell'album Titus Turner The More We Get Together / I'm Set In My Ways(7") Glover Records (2) 210 US 1960 Vendi questa versione

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