BIG JOE TURNER

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Big Joe Turner (Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., Kansas City, Missouri, May 18, 1911 – Inglewood, California, November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter.

Although he came to his greatest fame in the 1950s with his pioneering rock and roll recordings, particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll", Turner's career as a performer stretched from the 1920s into the 1980s.

Known variously as The Boss of the Blues, and Big Joe Turner (due to his 6'2", 300+ lbs stature), Turner was born in Kansas City and first discovered his love of music through involvement in the church. Turner's father was killed in a train accident when Joe was only four years old. He began singing on street corners for money, leaving school at age fourteen to begin working in Kansas City's club scene, first as a cook, and later as a singing bartender. He eventually became known as The Singing
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BIG JOE TURNER Big Joe Rides Agian album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Joe Rides Agian
Jump Blues 1960

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BIG JOE TURNER Flip, Flop & Fly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flip, Flop & Fly
Jump Blues 1989
BIG JOE TURNER San Francisco 1977 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
San Francisco 1977
Blues 2017

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BIG JOE TURNER Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
Jump Blues 1989
BIG JOE TURNER Shake, Rattle and Roll album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Jump Blues 1992
BIG JOE TURNER Every Day in the Week album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Every Day in the Week
Jump Blues 1993
BIG JOE TURNER Have No Fear, Big Joe Turner Is Here album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Have No Fear, Big Joe Turner Is Here
Jump Blues 1994
BIG JOE TURNER Jumpin' With Joe: The Complete Aladdin & Imperial Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jumpin' With Joe: The Complete Aladdin & Imperial Recordings
Jump Blues 1994
BIG JOE TURNER Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology
Jump Blues 1994
BIG JOE TURNER The Blues Collection: Roll 'em album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blues Collection: Roll 'em
Jump Blues 1996
BIG JOE TURNER Joe Turner Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Turner Blues
Jump Blues 1997
BIG JOE TURNER The Chronological Classics: Joe Turner 1941-1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Joe Turner 1941-1946
Jump Blues 1997
BIG JOE TURNER The Boss of the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Boss of the Blues
Jump Blues 1998
BIG JOE TURNER The Very Best of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of
Jump Blues 1998
BIG JOE TURNER All the Classic Hits 1938-1952 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All the Classic Hits 1938-1952
Jump Blues 1999
BIG JOE TURNER The Chronological Classics: Joe Turner 1946-1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Joe Turner 1946-1947
Jump Blues 1999
BIG JOE TURNER The Chronological Classics: Joe Turner 1947-1948 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Joe Turner 1947-1948
Jump Blues 2000
BIG JOE TURNER Rocks in My Bed album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rocks in My Bed
Jump Blues 2000
BIG JOE TURNER Joe Turner / Rockin' the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Turner / Rockin' the Blues
Jump Blues 2000
BIG JOE TURNER The Essential Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Recordings
Jump Blues 2001
BIG JOE TURNER The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions: Joe's Back In Town album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions: Joe's Back In Town
Jump Blues 2003
BIG JOE TURNER Shout, Rattle and Roll album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shout, Rattle and Roll
Jump Blues 2005
BIG JOE TURNER The Platinum Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Platinum Collection
Jump Blues 2007

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