Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Jan 8, 2010
Zeb Turner (born June 23, 1915 in Lynchburg, Virginia; died January 10, 1978) was an American songwriter, guitarist, and pioneer of rockabilly. His original name was William Edward Grishaw; he renamed himself after a favorite piece of music, The Zeb Turner Stomp. With his brother James (who took the stage name "Zeke Turner"), also a guitarist, he backed artists like Hank Williams and Red Foley in the years after World War II. He wrote It's A Sin, a number one hit on the country charts for Eddy Arnold in 1947, and also Texas in My Soul, a standard that has seen many recordings. He also recorded for small labels such as Bullet and King Records; some of these were "country boogie" tunes which were influential on early rockabilly. In the 1950s he was a disc jockey on Baltimore and Washington radio stations.