Rocks in My Bed

Rocks in My Bed

by Big Joe Turner
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2006
Label:
Quadromania
UPC:
4011222224873
catalogNumber:
222487

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Roll 'em Pete
  2. Goin' Away Blues
  3. It's All Right Baby
  4. Cherry Red
  5. Piney Brown Blues
  6. Careless Love
  7. Nobody in Mind
  8. Somebody's Got to Go
  9. Ice Man
  10. Chewed Up Grass
  11. Rocks in My Bed
  12. Blues on Central Avenue
  13. Goin' to Chicago Blues
  14. Blues on Central Avenue
  15. Sun Risin' Blues
  16. Blues in the Night
  17. Cry Baby Blues

Disc 2

  1. I Got a Gal (For Every Day of the Week)
  2. Rebecca
  3. It's the Same Old Story
  4. Little Bitty Gal's Blues
  5. S.K. Blues, Pt. 1
  6. S.K. Blues, Pt. 2
  7. Johnson and Turner Blues
  8. Watch That Jive
  9. Howlin' Winds
  10. Doggin' the Blues (Low Dog Blues)
  11. My Gal's a Jockey
  12. I Got My Discharge Papers
  13. Sally Zu-Zazz-Blues
  14. New Oo-Wee-Baby Blues (Wee Baby Blues)
  15. Low Down Dog
  16. Battle of the Blues, Pt. 2
  17. Battle of the Blues, Pt. 1
  18. Morning Glory

Disc 3

  1. Nobody in Mind
  2. Back Breaking Blues
  3. Empty Pocket Blues
  4. Hollywood Bed (Cherry Red Blues)
  5. Radar Blues
  6. Tell My Pretty Baby
  7. Wine-O-Baby Boogie
  8. Jumpin' Tonight (Midnight Rockin')
  9. Lucille
  10. Love Me Baby (Little Bitty Baby)
  11. Blues Jump the Rabbit
  12. The Sun Is Shining
  13. Jumpin' at the Jubilee
  14. Still in the Dark
  15. Chains of Love
  16. The Chill is On
  17. Bump Miss Susie
  18. Sweet Sixteen

Disc 4

  1. Don't You Cry
  2. Still in Love
  3. Honey Hush
  4. Crawdad Hole
  5. TV Mama
  6. Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop
  7. The Sun Is Shining
  8. Shake, Rattle and Roll
  9. You Know I Love You
  10. Married Woman
  11. Well All Right
  12. Tri-Ri-Lee
  13. Flip Flop and Fly
  14. In the Evenin' When the Sun Goes Down
  15. Hide and Seek
  16. Midnight Cannonball
  17. Morning, Noon and Night
  18. The Chicken and the Hawk (Up, Up and Away)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Joe Turner   Primary Artist,Vocals
Albert Ammons   Piano
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Peter 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
Hall   Bass
Riley Hampton   Alto Saxophone
Lloyd Harrison   Tenor Saxophone
Warren Hebrew   Saxophone
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
Williams   Piano
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Wild Bill Moore   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Richardson   Bass
Harry Van Walls   Piano
Billy Taylor   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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >