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# Tommy Tucker (Robert Higginbotham, March 5, 1933 – January 22, 1982) was an American blues singer-songwriter and pianist. He is best known for the 1964 hit song, “Hi-Heel Sneakers”, that went to #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and peaked at #23 in the UK Singles Chart.

## Tommy Tucker (Gerald L. Duppler May 18, 1903 - July 11, 1989) was an American, swing jazz, big bandleader.

# Tommy Tucker was born Robert Higginbotham, to Leroy and Mary Higginbotham, the fifth of eleven children, in Springfield, Ohio.
Tucker’s “Hi-Heel Sneakers” follow-up release, “Long Tall Shorty”, was less successful. Nevertheless, musicians that played on his albums included Louisiana Red, Willie Dixon and Donny Hathaway.
Tucker co-wrote a song with Atlantic Records founder executive Ahmet Ertegün, 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. Tucker currently has four albums selling in Europe and over the internet, through the Red Lightnin’ record label.
Tucker was the father of up-and-coming blues artist Teeny Tucker (real name Regina Westbrook), and was the cousin of Joan Higginbotham, the U.S. female astronaut who launched in November 2006 on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

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