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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Big Joe Turner was a blues singer like no other, and he was able to work in an astonishing number of styles and settings, from jazz, swing, and boogie-woogie to jump blues, early R&B, and rock & roll, and even bop and straight pop, without ever betraying his talent. This four-disc, 71-track set collects several of Turner's earliest recordings from various labels, beginning with 1938's "Roll 'Em Pete" and running up to 1951, when Turner signed with Atlantic Records. That means his classic version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" is here, along with other early Turner gems like "Cherry Red" (with Pete Johnson), "Careless Love" (with Willie "The Lion" Smith), and "Rocks ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Big Joe Turner was a blues singer like no other, and he was able to work in an astonishing number of styles and settings, from jazz, swing, and boogie-woogie to jump blues, early R&B, and rock & roll, and even bop and straight pop, without ever betraying his talent. This four-disc, 71-track set collects several of Turner's earliest recordings from various labels, beginning with 1938's "Roll 'Em Pete" and running up to 1951, when Turner signed with Atlantic Records. That means his classic version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" is here, along with other early Turner gems like "Cherry Red" (with Pete Johnson), "Careless Love" (with Willie "The Lion" Smith), and "Rocks in My Bed" (with the Freddie Slack Trio), making this a nice survey of Turner's early catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2006
  • Label: Quadromania
  • EAN: 4011222224873
  • Catalog Number: 222487

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Roll 'em Pete (2:49)
  2. 2 Goin' Away Blues (2:37)
  3. 3 It's All Right Baby (2:37)
  4. 4 Cherry Red (2:54)
  5. 5 Piney Brown Blues (2:53)
  6. 6 Careless Love (2:48)
  7. 7 Nobody in Mind (2:54)
  8. 8 Somebody's Got to Go (2:55)
  9. 9 Ice Man (2:55)
  10. 10 Chewed Up Grass (2:34)
  11. 11 Rocks in My Bed (3:14)
  12. 12 Blues on Central Avenue (2:37)
  13. 13 Goin' to Chicago Blues (3:00)
  14. 14 Blues on Central Avenue (2:37)
  15. 15 Sun Risin' Blues (2:49)
  16. 16 Blues in the Night (2:27)
  17. 17 Cry Baby Blues (2:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Got a Gal (For Every Day of the Week) (3:01)
  2. 2 Rebecca (2:41)
  3. 3 It's the Same Old Story (2:56)
  4. 4 Little Bitty Gal's Blues (3:20)
  5. 5 S.K. Blues, Pt. 1 (3:00)
  6. 6 S.K. Blues, Pt. 2 (2:57)
  7. 7 Johnson and Turner Blues (3:00)
  8. 8 Watch That Jive (2:58)
  9. 9 Howlin' Winds (2:52)
  10. 10 Doggin' the Blues (Low Dog Blues) (3:05)
  11. 11 My Gal's a Jockey (3:13)
  12. 12 I Got My Discharge Papers (2:42)
  13. 13 Sally Zu-Zazz-Blues - Joe Turner and His Boogie Woogie Boys (2:56)
  14. 14 New Oo-Wee-Baby Blues (Wee Baby Blues) - Joe Turner and His Boogie Woogie Boys (3:05)
  15. 15 Low Down Dog (2:32)
  16. 16 Battle of the Blues, Pt. 2 (2:49)
  17. 17 Battle of the Blues, Pt. 1 (2:52)
  18. 18 Morning Glory (2:25)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Nobody in Mind (3:11)
  2. 2 Back Breaking Blues (3:02)
  3. 3 Empty Pocket Blues (2:40)
  4. 4 Hollywood Bed (Cherry Red Blues) (2:45)
  5. 5 Radar Blues (2:44)
  6. 6 Tell My Pretty Baby (2:47)
  7. 7 Wine-O-Baby Boogie (2:34)
  8. 8 Jumpin' Tonight (Midnight Rockin') (2:22)
  9. 9 Lucille (2:30)
  10. 10 Love Me Baby (Little Bitty Baby) (2:22)
  11. 11 Blues Jump the Rabbit (2:31)
  12. 12 The Sun Is Shining (1:58)
  13. 13 Jumpin' at the Jubilee (2:47)
  14. 14 Still in the Dark (2:48)
  15. 15 Chains of Love (3:21)
  16. 16 The Chill is On (2:46)
  17. 17 Bump Miss Susie (2:22)
  18. 18 Sweet Sixteen (2:53)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Don't You Cry (2:30)
  2. 2 Still in Love (2:58)
  3. 3 Honey Hush (2:39)
  4. 4 Crawdad Hole - Big Joe Turner And His Band (2:36)
  5. 5 TV Mama (2:48)
  6. 6 Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (2:46)
  7. 7 The Sun Is Shining (1:58)
  8. 8 Shake, Rattle and Roll - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (3:00)
  9. 9 You Know I Love You - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (3:11)
  10. 10 Married Woman - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (2:48)
  11. 11 Well All Right - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (2:28)
  12. 12 Tri-Ri-Lee (2:56)
  13. 13 Flip Flop and Fly - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (2:47)
  14. 14 In the Evenin' When the Sun Goes Down (5:01)
  15. 15 Hide and Seek - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (2:42)
  16. 16 Midnight Cannonball - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (2:30)
  17. 17 Morning, Noon and Night - Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (2:42)
  18. 18 The Chicken and the Hawk (Up, Up and Away) (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Joe Turner Primary Artist, Vocals
Albert Ammons Piano
Art Farmer Trumpet
Pete Johnson Guitar, Piano, Tenor Saxophone
Leonard Gaskin Bass
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Freddie Slack Piano
Mickey Baker Guitar
Johnny Jones Piano
Goree Carter Guitar
Teddy Bunn Guitar
Connie Kay Drums
James Adams Drums
Ernest Ashley Guitar
Rector Bailey Guitar
Ferdinand Banks Tenor Saxophone
Dallas Bartley Bass, Drums
Vernon Bates Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Blanchard Guitar
Abe Bolar Bass
Robert Brady Drums
William Burchett Alto Saxophone
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
John Collins Guitar
Pluma Davis Trombone
Salvatore Davis Trombone
George M. "Jud" DeNaut Bass
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Dimes DuPont Saxophone
Mack Easton Baritone Saxophone
McKinley Easton Baritone Saxophone
Addison Farmer Bass
John Fernandez Bass
Otis Finch Tenor Saxophone
Gus Fontenette Saxophone
Edward Frank Piano
A.G. Godley Drums
Charles Grey Trumpet
Al Hall Bass
Riley Hampton Alto Saxophone
Lloyd Harrison Tenor Saxophone
Warren Hebrew Saxophone
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Frank Henry Baritone Saxophone
John Henry Bass
Sheb Hobbs Guitar
Josh Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Elmore James Guitar
Albert Johnson Alto Saxophone
Arlem Kareem Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Alray Kidd Drums
Lloyd Lambert Bass
Meade "Lux" Lewis Piano
Dave McRae Baritone Saxophone
Nelson Mills Trumpet
Frank Mitchell Trumpet
Freddie Mitchell Tenor Saxophone
Joe Morris Trumpet
Milburn Newman Baritone Saxophone
Ike Perkins Guitar
Nunu Pitts Bass
Thomas Sheldon Trumpet
Frank Sleet Alto Saxophone
Ike Smalley Alto Saxophone
Henry "Buster" Smith Alto Saxophone
Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano
Alonzo Stewart Drums
Jesse Stone Piano
Worthia Thomas Trombone
Joe Tillman Saxophone
Lloyd Trotman Bass
Leonard Ware Guitar
Harold "Doc" West Drums
Al Williams Piano
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Wild Bill Moore Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Richardson Bass
Harry Van Walls Piano
Billy Taylor Sr. String Bass
Sam Price Piano
Jud de Naut String Bass
James Ross Trumpet
Kathy Thomas Piano
Pete Johnson's All Stars Vocals
James Toliver Piano
Bill Martin Trumpet
Alvin Tyler Saxophone
Grady Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Laurence Lucie Guitar
John Girad Trumpet
John "Flap" Dungee Alto Saxophone
Warren Broken Trumpet
Theodore Saunders Drums
Talmage "Tab" Smith Trumpet
Heywood Henry Baritone Saxophone
James Jordan Trumpet
Sam Taylor Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Leroy Carr Composer
Big Joe Turner Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Jerry Wexler Composer
Lou Willie Turner Composer
Ethel Byrd Composer
Gerald Wexler Composer
Paul Winley Composer
Rose McCoy Composer
Charles Singleton Composer
Charles Calhoun Composer
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