had one almighty hit in early 1964 with Hi-Heel Sneakers which was in fact recorded in 1962. The excellent, much copied guitar intro was played by Dean Young.
Hi-Heel Sneakers was copied by just about everyone at the time, the most notable being the Rolling Stones
version. There was also an answer-back version – Slip in Mules (No Hi Heel Sneakers)
by Sugar Pie Desanto
and yet another by Dean And Jean
He toured the UK appearing at the Odeon in Manchester in 1964. It headlined by either The Animals
or Chuck Berry
Robert Higginbotham his real name was the piano man in Louisiana Red’s backing group.
It was Herb Abramson
who produced Hi Heel Sneakers and leased the song to CHESS for distribution.
Long Tall Shorty
was written by Don Covey. Another song from Mr Tucker released in the UK on The London Label was Oh What A Feeling
His ‘Shorty’ concept created a follow up : I’m Shorty
5th March 1933 – Springfield Ohio
17th January 1982 – Newark, New Jersey
Wikipedia: Tommy Tucker
Tommy Tucker – answers.com
Tommy Tucker – johnnyspencer.info
Tommy Tucker – coversproject.com