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.
Blues & Rhythm covers the full blues and R&B spectrum from pre and post war blues, rhythm and blues, doo-wop vocal groups, vintage soul and gospel and the contemporary blues scene. YOUNG JESSIE: Great Rhythm and Blues history on the great west coast vocalist by Seamus McGarvey in an interview from 1988. CAJUN & ZYDECO ESSENTIALS: Ray Templeton’s new series kicks of with cajun music pioneer Amede Ardoin. The second part of Mike Stephenson’s overview of blues from the Mississippi Hill Country – featuring Little Joe Ayres, Lightnin’ Malcom and Kenny Brown. THE VERSALETTES: Robert Pruter’s continuing historical series looking at rare Chicago soul artists. ARETHA FRANKLIN: Billy Vera pays tribute to the ‘Queen Of Soul’ who died in August.
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1 (Remastered) from Big Joe Turner's Blues Collection (80 Классических Блюзовых Композиций От) for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. A new version of Last. S. K. Blues, Pt. 1 (Remastered). Set as current obsession.
Written-By – Joe Turner. Producer – Ahmet Ertegun (tracks: 1 to 24), Herb Abramson (tracks: 1 to 4), Jerry Wexler (tracks: 5 to 24), Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller (tracks: 25 to 28). Reissue Producer, Liner Notes – Bob Porter. Transferred By – Steve Innnocenzi.
Blues Train with Big Joe Turner and Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson & Roomful of Blues are the recordings included, and they offer some of the very best, and certainly seminal, early-period work of the Rhode Island-based horn-fired blues/jazz band. Dr. John also helps out on the first recording, which features Turner's signature takes on "Crawdad Hole" and "I Want a Little Girl," while the sessions with alto Vinson serve up evergreens "He Was a Friend of Mine" and "Past Sixty Blues," among many others
Big Joe Turner was the brawny-voiced Boss of the Blues. He was among the first to mix R&B with boogie-woogie, resulting in jump blues-a style that presaged the birth of rock and roll. Turner and Johnson helped popularize boogie-woogie and jump blues in the late Thirties and early Forties. Everybody was singing slow blues when I was young, Turner told Rhino’s James Austin, and I thought I’d put a beat to it and sing it uptempo. In New York Turner and Johnson became regulars at the Cafe Society nightclub and signed to Vocalion Records, cutting some seminal versions of Roll ‘Em Pete and Cherry Red for the label. Turner recorded prolifically in the Forties for various labels, including Decca, National and Aladdin. In 1951 Ertegun brought Turner to Atlantic Records, where he cut a string of rhythm & blues and early rock & roll classics over the next decade.