Titus Turner

Titus Turner - Never Never Nothin'

Titus Turner – His Funeral, My Trial, 1969

Titus Turner was an R&B singer but mainly remembered as a songwriter ‘Leave My Kitten Alone’ ‘All Around the World’ ‘Sticks and Stones’ His ‘All Around the World’ was done by Little Willie John.

From Atlanta Titus recorded for OKEH Records in 1951

Moving to Mercury his ‘All Around the World’ was a hit for Willie John in 1955 (and later a minor one for Little Milton who re-named it “Grits Ain’t Groceries”: CHESS). He had hits in his own right but attached to those first done by Lloyd Price ‘The Return of Stag-O-Lee’ an answer song to Lloyd Price’s ‘Stagger Lee’ then ‘We Told You Not to Marry’ again answer Lloyd’s ‘I’m Gonna’ Get Married.