Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. According to songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without hi. His greatest fame was due to his rock-and-roll recordings in the 1950s, particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll", but his career as a performer endured from the 1920s into the 1980s.
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Personnel: Big Joe Turner, Lloyd Glenn, (piano); Pee Wee Crayton, (guitar), Bobby Smith (alto sax), Bill Clark, Hollis Gilmore, Joe Banks, Evan Walker, Bill Walker, Charles Randall, Frederick Woods. Recorded: Group IV Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA June 22nd 1978 Label: Pablo Records LP US 1981; Original Jazz Classics (RE, RM) CD 1996. Reply Notify me Helpful.
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Producer Herb Abramson's first encounters with Big Joe Turner weren't at Atlantic, but for the National logo, where Turner paused from 1945 to 1947 and cut the 26 swinging numbers on this collection. For once, the CD format limits the amount of selections rather than enlarging it; the original two-LP version of this package boasted a few more cuts. Pete Johnson returns to run the 88s on the first seven numbers (including a two-part cover of Saunders King's ".
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