Jack Tucker (19 April 1918 - 26 September 1996) was an American traditional country and rockabilly singer.
He was born Morris Tucker in Haleyville near Oklahoma City and came from a musical family. Jack and his brother Hubert (aka Herb) led bands in Los Angeles, playing spots like the Hitching Post, Harmony Park Ballroom, and so on. Jack had a Saturday night television show on Channel 11. Tommy Allsup graduated from Herb Tucker’s band, and according to some, Herb led the more musically sophisticated outfit.
Nevertheless, Tucker’s recording career was quite extensive. There was a demo session for Modern in 1949 and his first 4 Star record was a reissue of a 1953 disc for the 4* custom Debut label.Other records, usually with the Oklahoma Playboys, appeared on Starday (1954), RCA’s « X » imprint (1955), Downbeat, with Bob Stanley (1956), Audie Andrews on Debut, himself on Bel Aire and Nielsen (1957). Guitarist Danny Michaels remembered that Tucker was playing at the Pioneer Room on Pioneer Blvd, when they did the 4 Star session.
Jack had built up one of the most popular dance bands in Southern California and was featured in the most prominent and biggest Western shows all over the West Coast, such as “Hometown Jamboree” “Country Barn Dance” “Spade Cooley’s Santa Monica Ballroom” “The Don Ameche Show” for CBS, and the Bell Aire Hotel. He also appeared in movies for MGM and 20th Century Fox.
Tucker appears to have bowed out with a clutch of records for Toppa in 1961-1962, and later for the Public label in 1969 and the Young Country label from 1969 to 1976 after which there is no information as to what he was doing between then and his death on September 26, 1996. (Edited mainly from bopping.org)