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
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. (for stride pianist Joseph H. Turner (3.11.07-21.7.90) > Joe Turner) 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.
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Top Songs by Big Joe Turner


Shake, Rattle & Roll

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Well, All Right

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Corrine, Corrina

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Honey Hush

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The Chicken and the Hawk - Up, Up and Away

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Chicken and the Hawk

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T.V. Mama

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You're Driving Me Crazy

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Chains of Love

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Wee Baby Blues

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


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

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

Big Joe Turner November 30, 2017

25 Tracks

At Newport

At Newport

Big Joe Turner November 20, 2017

5 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

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Big Joe Turner March 26, 2012

11 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

Shake Rattle & Rock

Shake Rattle & Rock

Big Joe Turner October 30, 2007

50 Tracks

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