Very Best of Big Joe Turner - (Import CD)
Big Joe Turner
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- Rock 'N' Roll
- Mono / Stereo
- The Very Best of Big Joe Turner
Personnel includes: Big Joe Turner (vocals); Van "Piano Man" Walls.
Producers: Ahmet Ertegun, Herb Abramson, Joe Turner, Nesuhi Ertegun, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller.
Compilation producer: Billy Vera.
Includes liner notes by Billy Vera and Alan Swyer.
This 16-track Rhino collection provides an excellent overview of the 1950s Atlantic recordings of revered blues shouter Big Joe Turner. Starting out on the Kansas City, Missouri blues scene, the massive singer excelled in boogie-woogie and jump-blues styles, but he is most well known for his singles that helped to shape early rock & roll, most notably his rollicking original version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll," later famously covered by Bill Haley & the Comets.
In addition to that groundbreaking classic, THE VERY BEST OF BIG JOE TURNER offers up numerous other hits, including the slinky "Sweet Sixteen," the lively "Honey Hush," and the rousing "Flip Flop and Fly." What really make these proto-rock tunes remarkable, of course, are Turner's powerful vocals, which are immediately arresting and strikingly resonant. This is a fairly comprehensive look at a key period in Big Joe's career, and a nice introduction to the artist as well.
- Rhino Flashback
- WEA (Distributor)
- Big Joe Turner
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Chains of Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Sweet Sixteen
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Honey Hush
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Tv Mama
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Shake, Rattle and Roll
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Well All Right
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Flip Flop and Fly
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hide & Seek
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Midnight Cannonball
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Chicken and the Hawk, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Boogie Woogie Country Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Corrine Corrina
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] You're Driving Me Crazy
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Midnight Special Train
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Tomorrow Night
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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