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Big Joe Turner

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Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without ...

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Biography

Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without him." While he had his greatest fame during the 1950s with his rock and roll recordings, particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll", Turner's career as a performer endured from the 1920s into the 1980s. Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, with the Hall lauding him as "the brawny voiced 'Boss of the Blues'".

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Good Mornin’ Blues
Good Mornin’ Blues
Performer
Big Joe Turner & Count Basie
Piney Brown Blues
Piney Brown Blues
Performer
Big Joe Turner with his Fly Cats
Lovin’ Mama Blues
Lovin’ Mama Blues
Performer
Pete Johnson’s Boogie Woogie Boys
LIPSTICK POWDER & PAINT (From `Shake Rattle & Rock`)
LIPSTICK POWDER & PAINT (From `Shake Rattle & Rock`)
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Performer
Joe Turner
Flip Flop & Fly
Flip Flop & Fly
Performer
Big Joe Turner
Lipstick Powder And Paint
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