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HOT,HOT, HOT, Rythym & Blues with a Be-Bop Sound. Current enough for todays sounds of Classic Oldies. Ready for Boogie Woogie and a little Swing. Hot, Hot, Hot !!

Joe Turner - Greatest Hits

Joe Turner's music is classic early R & B. For many of the reticent, his "Shake Rattle & Roll" destroyed the wall between "race music" and R&B . . . and, ultimately, Rock & Roll, itself. This album is a "must" for any student of the popular music revolution of the 50's and is an absolutely essential item for us aging refugees from the all-to-brief dirty boogie days of R&B. Turner's sounds conjure up never-to-be-forgotten echos of revved-up '40 Fords and '37 Chevvies parked in drive-ins ("typically named "Toot-'n-Tellum") with synchronized car radios brazenly blaring music that we weren't allowed to pay at home or - God forbid - at school sock-hops.

In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)

That's when we start to wail baby! Big Joe is currently clocking in at number 2 just behind Wynonie Harris on my list of the best "old school" R&B shouters. I like it!!

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Born: May 18, 1911 in Kansas City, MO

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

The premier blues shouter of the postwar era, Big Joe Turner's roar could rattle the very foundation of any gin joint he sang within -- and that's without a microphone. Turner was a resilient figure in the history of blues -- he effortlessly spanned boogie-woogie, jump blues, even the first wave of rock & roll, enjoying great success in each genre. Turner, whose powerful physique certainly matched his vocal might, was a product of the swinging, wide-open Kansas City scene. Even in his teens, the...
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