Things That I Used to Do

Things That I Used to Do

by Big Joe Turner

CD

Overview

This is one of Big Joe Turner's best albums of his last period. Turner is in fine form and joined by some superb blues and jazz musicians. Altoist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (pity that he didn't have a vocal duet with Turner) and trumpeter Blue Mitchell get some solo space as does the veteran R&B tenor Wild Bill Moore, pianist Lloyd Glenn and guitarist Gary Bell. Mitchell can be heard on many of the tunes setting hot ensemble riffs. There are some loose spots but the spirit is definitely there and Turner's voice can be heard still in its prime on such tunes as "Jelly Jelly Blues," "Shake It and Break It" and "St. Louis Blues." Fun music.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/1995
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218686228
catalogNumber: 862

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Joe Turner   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lloyd Glenn   Piano
Larry Gales   Bass
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Greg Beck   Guitar
Gary Bell   Guitar
Bruno Carr   Drums
Gildo Mahones   Organ
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Alto Saxophone
Wild Bill Moore   Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Gates   Bass
Rashied Ali   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Big Joe Turner   Composer
Trade Martin   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Val Valentin   Engineer
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones   Composer
Sonny King   Composer

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