Tommy Tucker – Hi Heel Sneakers – Funckler


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Robert Higginbotham was born on March 5th, 1933 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Tucker released “Hi-Heel Sneakers” in 1964, which was a hit both in the US and the UK, his follow up single, “Long Tall Shorty”, was less successful. Musicians that played on his albums and singles included Louisiana Red, Willie Dixon and Donny Hathaway. Tucker co-wrote a song with Atlantic Records founder executive Ahmet Ertegun, called “My Girl (I Really Love Her So)”. Tucker left the music industry in the late 1960s, taking a position as a real estate agent in New Jersey. He also did freelance writing for a local newspaper in East Orange, New Jersey, writing of the plight and ignorance of black males in America, and the gullibility and exploitation of African Americans in general by the white-dominated media.In the 1970s, he began releasing previously unissued material on the English label “Red Lightnin” records. This was combined with his work for “Big Bear” records. Tommy Tucker sadly died on January 22nd, 1982. This Dutch release has superficial scuffs to the vinyl whilst retaining gloss, conservatively graded in VG+ condition