TURNER, ULYSSES “RED” (1916-)

Red played mandolin in the Turner Brothers duet. He and his brother Lige performed together on WLW from 1945 until 1950, when Lige left the music business. After Lige departed, Red teamed up with Zeke Turner (James Grishaw) as Red and Zeke, the Kentucky Boys. They had two singles released on RCA’s “X” label. In 1954, Red left WLW to go into evangelical work. He eventually became a Baptist minister in Covington, Kentucky, as well as starting his own Turner record label, which issued gospel records, mostly by him.

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