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4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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BIG JOE TURNER GREATEST HITS

HOT,HOT, HOT, Rythym & Blues with a Be-Bop Sound. Current enough for todays sounds of Classic Oldies. Ready for Boogie Woogie and a little Swing. Hot, Hot, Hot !!

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In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)

That's when we start to wail baby! Big Joe is currently clocking in at number 2 just behind Wynonie Harris on my list of the best "old school" R&B shouters. I like it!!

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Joe Turner - Greatest Hits

Joe Turner's music is classic early R & B. For many of the reticent, his "Shake Rattle & Roll" destroyed the wall between "race music" and R&B . . . and, ultimately, Rock & Roll, itself. This album is a "must" for any student of the popular music revolution of the 50's and is an absolutely essential item for us aging refugees from the all-to-brief dirty boogie days of R&B. Turner's sounds conjure up never-to-be-forgotten echos of revved-up '40 Fords and '37 Chevvies parked in drive-ins ("typically named "Toot-'n-Tellum") with synchronized car radios brazenly blaring music that we weren't allowed to pay at home or - God forbid - at school sock-hops.

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