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Sammy Turner

Sammy Turner (born Samuel Black, June 2, 1932, Paterson, New Jersey) is an American singer, who was popular at the end of the 1950s.

Smooth R&B singer Sammy Turner's classy remakes of the standards "Lavender Blue" and "Always" lit up the pop charts in 1959. Signed to Big Top Records and given lush production by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Turner also hit with "Paradise" in 1960. He turned up on Motown later in the decade.

He was signed to Big Top Records late in the 1950s, and his releases featured production from Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller. He scored several hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959 and 1960; the biggest were "Lavender-Blue", a #3 chart record on the Billboard Hot 100, and originally a hit for Sammy Kaye in 1949, and "Always", a #1 hit for Vincent Lopez in 1926. Later in the 1960s Turner recorded for Motown Records.

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Lavender Blue

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