Titus Turner

Also known as D. Turner, Glover, John Turner, T. Titus, T. Turner, T.Turner, Turner, Turner Titus, Turner, Titus
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Discography of Titus Turner:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Miss Rubberneck Jones / Way Down Yonder 2 Audio 1961 Blue Beat
2 Walk On The Wild Side Twist / Twistin' Train 2 Audio 1962-01-00 Jamie
3 (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over / Mary Mack 2 Audio 1967 Philips
4 We Told You Not To Marry 2 Audio 1959 Glover Records (2)
5 Cool Down / Get Up Betty Jean 2 Audio 1960 Glover Records (2)
6 Last Of The Big Time Spenders / Help The Blind 2 Audio 1964 Glover
7 Pony Train / Bla, Bla, Cha Cha Cha 2 Audio 1961 Oriole
8 We Told You Not To Marry 2 Audio 1960-01-00
9 Bonnie Baby / Miss Rubberneck Jones 2 Audio 1959 King Records (3)
10 Sodom And Gommorrahh 2 Audio 1959 Dart Records
11 Sound-Off 2 Audio 1960-12-00 Jamie
12 Shake The Hand Of A Fool / Beautiful Stranger 2 Audio 1961 Jamie
13 Horsin' Around 2 Audio 1961 Jamie
14 Hungry Man / A-Knocking At My Baby's Door 2 Audio 1957-02-00 Atlantic
15 His Funeral, My Trial | Do You Dig It 2 Audio 1969 Josie Records
16 Pony Train / Bla, Bla, Bla Cha Cha Cha 2 Audio 1961 Jamie
17 Think / Hold Your Lovin' 2 Audio Odeon
18 Way Down Yonder / Miss Rubberneck Jones 2 Audio King Records (3)
19 Your Lovin Is Killin Me Baby 2 Audio 1964 Maggie Records
20 Sound Off 12 Audio 1961 Jamie
21 Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha 2 Audio 1981 Cardinal International
22 Hey Doll Baby / I Want A Little Girl 2 Audio 1961 Jamie
23 All Around The World 2 Audio 1955 Wing Records
24 Sound-Off 2 Audio 1960 Jamie
25 Stop The Pain / Hold Your Loving 2 Audio 1959 King Records (3)
26 People Sure Act Funny / My Darkest Hour 4 Audio 1962-08-00 Enjoy Records
27 Soulville / My Darkest Hour 4 Audio 1964 Enjoy Records
28 Last Of The Big Time Spenders / Help The Blind 2 Audio 1964 Glover
29 Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha 2 Audio 1977 New Entry
30 Eye To Eye 4 Audio 1966 Okeh
31 Cool Down / Get Up Betty Jean 2 Audio 1960 Glover Records (2)

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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