1964

HI-HEEL SNEAKERS * TOMMY TUCKER * PYE INTERNATIONAL 25238 * UK

Robert Higginbotham, a.k.a. Tommy Tucker was born in Ohio in 1933 and died of poisoning in 1982. Possibly his first appearance on disc was with the Belvaderes in 1955, his debut as Tommy Tucker came in 1958 with Backtrack for the Mark label. The above, his first release on Checker, a highly infectious dance record, was, with its distinctive opening guitar cords, always guaranteed to get the punters on the floor when played in the clubs and dance halls in the mid 1960's.

A popular song on the club circuit with Soul acts at the time, it was sung and played live by innumerable musical entertainers; Stevie Wonder on his version, recorded in 1965 for Tamla Motown, (see below) gives an indication of that live sound.

HIGH HEEL SNEAKERS * STEVIE WONDER * TAMLA MOTOWN 532 * UK


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