The Very Best of Big Joe Turner

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
After Rhino Records began their series of reissues of classic blues and R&B material from the Atlantic Records vaults, they did a snappy edit, shuffle, and augmentation of Atlantic's fine Big Joe Turner's Greatest Hits, and the result was the equally superb The Very Best of Big Joe Turner. The Very Best of Big Joe Turner features 12 of the tunes which appeared on the earlier album, while adding another four mostly leaning toward the more rollicking side of Turner's musical personality, including the gloriously lascivious "TV Mama". While Big Joe Turner's Greatest Hits covered a bit more ground, The Very Best of Big Joe Turner is even more consistent and offers one of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
After Rhino Records began their series of reissues of classic blues and R&B material from the Atlantic Records vaults, they did a snappy edit, shuffle, and augmentation of Atlantic's fine Big Joe Turner's Greatest Hits, and the result was the equally superb The Very Best of Big Joe Turner. The Very Best of Big Joe Turner features 12 of the tunes which appeared on the earlier album, while adding another four mostly leaning toward the more rollicking side of Turner's musical personality, including the gloriously lascivious "TV Mama". While Big Joe Turner's Greatest Hits covered a bit more ground, The Very Best of Big Joe Turner is even more consistent and offers one of the great pioneering shouters of hard-rockin' R&B at his wild and raving best. Sounding at once loose and thoroughly committed, this collection is a glorious summation of what Turner did best, and these 16 recordings are the soundtrack for a memorable after-hours party just waiting to happen. If you don't already have "Shake, Rattle and Roll," "Flip, Flop and Fly," or "Honey Hush" in your collection, than The Very Best of Big Joe Turner is one disc you need to add to your library posthaste, and the typically excellent remastering and packaging from Rhino only add to the value of this disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227985257
  • Catalog Number: 72968
  • Sales rank: 11,090

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chains of Love - Van "Piano Man" Walls (3:23)
  2. 2 Sweet Sixteen - Van "Piano Man" Walls (2:58)
  3. 3 Honey Hush (2:44)
  4. 4 TV Mama (2:49)
  5. 5 Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop (3:05)
  6. 6 Shake, Rattle and Roll (3:02)
  7. 7 Well All Right (2:30)
  8. 8 Flip Flop and Fly (2:48)
  9. 9 Hide and Seek (2:44)
  10. 10 Midnight Cannonball (2:32)
  11. 11 The Chicken and the Hawk (Up, up and Away) (2:41)
  12. 12 Boogie Woogie Country Girl - Van "Piano Man" Walls & Harry Van Walls (2:59)
  13. 13 Corrine Corrina (2:56)
  14. 14 You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) (4:15)
  15. 15 Midnight Special Train (2:41)
  16. 16 Tomorrow Night (2:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Joe Turner Primary Artist
Harry Van Walls Track Performer
Technical Credits
Big Joe Turner Composer, Producer
Jerry Leiber Producer
Herb Abramson Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Producer
Mike Stoller Producer
Billy Vera Liner Notes
Jerry Wexler Producer
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
Alan Swyer Author
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
Rose Marie McCoy Composer
Jerome Doc Pomus Composer
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