Big Joe Turner



Big Joe Turner

Rating
Active
1920 to 1980
Born
May 18, 1911 in Kansas City
Died
November 24, 1985
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Biography
Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner, Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without him." His greatest fame was due to his rock-and-roll recordings in the 1950s, particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll", but his career as a performer endured from the 1920s into the 1980s. He 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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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


All the Classic Hits 1938-1952

All the Classic Hits 1938-1952

Big Joe Turner February 26, 2019

111 Tracks

Big Joe Williams and the Stars of Mississippi Blues (C)

Big Joe Williams and the Stars of Mississippi Blues (C)

Big Joe Turner February 26, 2019

25 Tracks

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Big Joe Turner June 29, 2018

10 Tracks

Smashing Thirds

Smashing Thirds

Big Joe Turner September 8, 2017

13 Tracks

The Platinum Collection

The Platinum Collection

Big Joe Turner November 4, 2014

21 Tracks

Nobody in Mind

Nobody in Mind

Big Joe Turner April 22, 2013

24 Tracks

The Boss of the Blues

The Boss of the Blues

Big Joe Turner March 16, 2010

10 Tracks

Have No Fear, Big Joe Turner Is Here

Have No Fear, Big Joe Turner Is Here

Big Joe Turner September 22, 2009

24 Tracks

Rocks in My Bed

Rocks in My Bed

Big Joe Turner January 1, 2009

17 Tracks

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