Benjamin M. "Ben" Tucker (December 13, 1930 - June 4, 2013) was an American jazz bassist who appeared on hundreds of recordings. Tucker played on albums by Art Pepper, Billy Taylor, Quincy Jones, Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Hank Crawford, Junior Mance, and Herbie Mann.
He was born in Tennessee. As bass player in the Dave Bailey Quintet in 1961, he wrote the original instrumental version of the song "Comin' Home Baby!", first issued on the album Two Feet in the Gutter. Bob Dorough later wrote a lyric to the song, and the vocal version became a Top 40 hit for American jazz singer Mel Tormé in 1962.
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With Mose Allison
- The Word from Mose (Atlantic, 1964)
With Dave Bailey
With Kenny Burrell
- Love Calls (RCA Victor, 1968)
With Lou Donaldson
- Gravy Train (Blue Note, 1961)
With Teddy Edwards
- It's All Right! (Prestige, 1967)
With Gil Evans
- The Individualism of Gil Evans (Verve, 1964)
With Dexter Gordon
- Clubhouse (Blue Note, 1965 )
With Grant Green
With Willis Jackson
- Gator's Groove (Prestige, 1969)
With Illinois Jacquet
With Quincy Jones
- Quincy's Got a Brand New Bag (Mercury, 1965)
With Clifford Jordan
- Soul Fountain (Vortex, 1966 )
With Yusef Lateef
- The Centaur and the Phoenix (Riverside, 1960)
With Junior Mance
- The Soulful Piano of Junior Mance (Jazzland, 1960)
With Herbie Mann
- At the Village Gate (Atlantic, 1961)
With Pat Martino
With James Moody
- The Blues and Other Colors (Milestone, 1969)
With Mark Murphy
- That's How I Love the Blues! (Riverside, 1963)
With Oliver Nelson
- Fantabulous (Argo, 1964)
With Lalo Schifrin
With Bola Sete
- Bossa Nova (Fantasy, 1962)
With Sonny Stitt
- Sax Expressions (Roost, 1965)
With Harold Vick
- Commitment (Muse, 1967 )
- Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2013 January to June". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
- "Ben Tucker - Credits". AllMusic. 1931-12-13. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
- "The Dave Bailey Quintet - 2 Feet In The Gutter". JAZZDISCO.org. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
- "The Marietta Daily Journal - Georgia jazz musician killed in car crash". Mdjonline.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17.