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Episode #424 – R&B Pioneers: Titus Turner & Buddy Lucas

Air Week: June 18-24, 2018

R&B Pioneers: Titus Turner & Buddy Lucas

The “Juke In The Back” spotlights two extremely underrated R&B pioneers this week: Titus Turner and saxophonist Buddy Lucas.  Turner recorded some amazing R&B sides for Regal, Okeh, Wing, King and many other top labels, but he just couldn’t score a sizable hit on his own.  Today he is mostly remembered as a songwriter and his songs were hits by the likes of Little Willie John (“All Around The World,” “Leave My Kitten Alone”) and Ray Charles (“Sticks And Stones,” “Get On The Right Track”).  Buddy Lucas is mostly remembered today as a great session player, but he scored a few hits under his own name in the early 1950s for the Jubilee Label.  Matt The Cat tells their stories and plays some of their greatest sides.  Hear what you’ve been missing on this week’s “Juke In The Back.”

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