Titus Turner

Titus Turner

Although he recorded regularly during the 1950s and 1960s, R&B singer Titus Turner today remains best known as a composer, authoring such perennials as "Leave My Kitten Alone," "All Around the World," and "Sticks and Stones." Born in Atlanta, GA, in 1933, Turner made his recorded debut for OKeh in 1951, in all recording nine singles for the label including "Got So Much Trouble." None made much commercial impact, however, so he moved to Mercury's Wing imprint, where chart success continued to elude him; in 1955, however, Little Willie John scored a major hit with Turner's "All Around the World," later covered by Little Milton under the title "Grits Ain't Groceries." Turner and John also collaborated on the single "Leave My Kitten Alone," subsequently covered by everyone from the Beatles to Elvis Costello. While recording for the King label in 1959, Turner scored his first hit with "The Return of Stag-O-Lee," an answer song to the Lloyd Price classic "Stagger Lee"; his vocal similarity to Price was again exploited for the follow-up, "We Told You Not to Marry," a response to the recent Price smash "I'm Gonna Get Married." Ray Charles' smash rendition of the gospel-inspired "Sticks and Stones" preceded the 1961 release of Turner's biggest hit "Sound Off," the title track from his lone studio LP; follow-ups like "Party Train" and "Miss Rubberneck Jones" failed to maintain the momentum, however, and he spent the remainder of the decade recording little-heard sides for a series of labels including Enjoy, Columbia, Atco, Murbo, Philips, and Josie. 1969's "His Funeral, My Trial" was Turner's recorded swan song; he died in Atlanta in 1984.

Title Album Genre Tools
Christmas Morning The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Horns, Piano, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Bright, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Christmas, In Love, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
74
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #17
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40455
main mix 2:42 160k MP3
Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Horns, Percussion, Piano, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Bright, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, Goodbye, and In Love
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
81
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #6
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40450
main mix 2:43 160k MP3
I Love You Baby Soul Classics: You're What's Happening Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Piano
Keywords:
Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
60
CD/Track #:
Soul Classics: You're What's Happening, #15
Release Year:
2006
Track ID:
40558
main mix 2:40 160k MP3
Be Sure You Know The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Horns, Keyboard, Piano, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Rainy Day, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
69
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #14
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40454
main mix 2:26 160k MP3
My Plea The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, and Wind Instruments
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
70
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #20
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40579
main mix 2:33 160k MP3
Big Mary's The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Horns, Piano, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Frat Party, In Love, Rainy Day, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
141
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #10
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40453
main mix 2:12 160k MP3
It's Too Late Now The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Piano, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Dark, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
140
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #11
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
40555
main mix 2:38 160k MP3
Please Baby The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Dark, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
69
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #7
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
40554
main mix 3:03 160k MP3
My Lonely Room The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, and Xylophone
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
74
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #3
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
40549
main mix 2:53 160k MP3
Devilish Woman The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Horns, Percussion, Piano, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Funny, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
155
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #9
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40452
main mix 2:12 160k MP3
Livin' In Misery The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Piano, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
93
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #15
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
40556
main mix 2:21 160k MP3
What'Cha Gonna Do For Me The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak and In Love
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
174
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #5
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
40652
main mix 2:21 160k MP3
Big John Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Horns, Piano, Saxophone, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
107
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40456
main mix 3:05 160k MP3
Got So Much Trouble The Very Best Of Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Horns, Piano, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Dark, Dramatic, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Road Trip, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
66
CD/Track #:
The Very Best Of, #8
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40451
main mix 2:53 160k MP3
Bow Wow Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Titus Turner
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Horns, Saxophone, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Aggressive, Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Funny, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Frat Party, In Love, Make-Out, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
127
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
40457
main mix 2:34 160k MP3
Take Me Back