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  Big Joe Turner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turner continued to record blues with small combos on several record labels, particularly National Records and also appeared with the Count Basie Orchestra.
In his career, Turner led the transition from big bands to jump blues, to rock and roll.
Big Joe Turner was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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 Club Kaycee -- Kansas City Jazz History -- Turner, Joseph Vernon "Big Joe"
Together with pianist Pete Johnson, Joe Turner merged blues and boogie woogie on the musical landscape of Kansas City during the 1930s.
During the 1930s, Big Joe continued his dual role as a singing bartender at the Sunset Club, where Pete Johnson's band was featured.
In 1936, with the help of John Hammond, Big Joe and Pete Johnson moved to New York, where their reception was less than enthusiastic.
www.umkc.edu /orgs/kcjazz/jazzfolk/turnj_00.htm   (270 words)

  
 Biography - Joe Turner (Bio 205)
Turner was a resilient figure in the history of blues — he effortlessly spanned boogie-woogie, jump blues, even the first wave of rock & roll, enjoying great success in each genre.
Turner turned up on a couple episodes of the groundbreaking TV program Showtime at the Apollo during the mid-'50s, commanding center stage with a joyous rendition of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" in front of saxman Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams's band.
Turner stayed on at Atlantic into 1959, but nobody bought his violin-enriched remake of "Chains of Love" (on the other hand, a revival of "Honey Hush" with King Curtis blowing a scorching sax break from the same session was a gem in its own right).
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 Untitled Document
Joe Turner is now the number one male vocalist in the R and B field.
Joe Turner setting the stage for the rock revolution joins the point man of all of this when he hits the stage in Akron Ohio for Alan Freed's "Moondog Birthday Ball" along with The Five Keys, Al Savage, Faye Adams, and the Joe Morris band.
Joe Turner is named the top R and B artist of the year by the juke box operators association.
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 Big Joe Turner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Big Joe and Pete played at that concert, which was the Woodstock of the 1930's, because anybody who played it became a star.
His greatest recordings were made in the mid-50's for Atlantic Records, these records are the cream of the crop of one of the all-time greatest singers of the blues.
Turner continued on, ending his recording career by singing an album for "Roomful Of Blues" in 1983.
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 Big Joe Turner, Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll
Big Joe Turner began singing in Kansas City clubs in his early teens and formed a musical partnership with boogie woogie pianist Pete Johnson near the end of the '20s.
Big Joe Turner soon took up a four-year residence at the exclusive Cafe Society Uptown and Downtown clubs in New York with Johnson, often joined by Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis.
Big Joe Turner was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
www.rockabilly.nl /artists/jturner.htm   (849 words)

  
 Essential Blues
Big Joe Turner was the certainly the premiere blues shouter of his generation.
Turner was nothing if not versatile covering boogie-woogie, jump blues and even rock and roll with amazing success during his nearly fifty year career.
Turner's interest in blues was kindled in his hometown of Kansas City where he was born in 1911.
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 Big Joe Turner: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Big Joe Turner (May 18, EHandler: no quick summary.
Turner continued to record blues with small combos on several record labels, EHandler: no quick summary.
A big band, also known as a jazz orchestra, is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music, especially swing....
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 VH1.com : Big Joe Turner : Biography
At Turner's first Atlantic date in April of 1951, he imparted a gorgeously world-weary reading to the moving blues ballad "Chains of Love" (co-penned by Ertegun and pianist Harry Van Walls) that restored him to the uppermost reaches of the R&B charts.
Turner turned up on a couple episodes of the groundbreaking TV program Showtime at the Apollo during the mid-'50s, commanding center stage with a joyous rendition of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" in front of saxman Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams' band.
Atlantic's recording strategy wisely involved recording Turner in a jazzier setting for the adult-oriented album market; to that end, a Kansas City-styled set (with his former partner Johnson at the piano stool) was laid down in 1956 and remains a linchpin of his legacy.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/turner_big_joe_50s_/bio.jhtml   (1357 words)

  
 Big Joe Turner: The Very Best of Big Joe Turner - PopMatters Music Review
Turner, however, belongs to that group of rare -- and potentially more marketable -- pioneers whose work needs no cultural recontextualization to be appreciated.
In his favor, though, Joe Turner had, since shortly after he signed with the fledgling Atlantic Records in 1951, already been in the process of "pepping up" his output, even before the white cover artists got to it.
Joe endows his version with all the knowing experience of lust and post-lust that a young man can only fantasize about.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/t/turnerbigjoe-verybest.shtml   (816 words)

  
 LivinBlues- Big Joe Turner
Big Joe Turner recorded a number of hits for them, including the Blues standards, 'Chains of Love' and 'Sweet Sixteen' before hitting it big with 'Shake, Rattle and Roll', which not only transformed his career, but also transformed popular music.
Joe kept working and recording during the 1970s, but his health dictated when and how much.
Big Joe Turner was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
www.livinblues.com /bluesrooms/bigjoeturner.asp   (530 words)

  
 Big Joe Turner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not to be confused with the late rock and roller Joe Turner, this gentle giant of the blues boasts a forty year career that has seen him play record, arrange and tour with all the greats from BB King and Albert King to Little Milton, Al Green, Isaac Hayes and many more.
Big Joe's career though is inextricably tied in with the very best years of BB King.
Joe also appeared in Isaac Hayes' groundbreaking "Wattstax" movie, and appeared on vinyl with Chuck Berry, when it occurred to him that he should step out in his own right.
www.feenstra.co.uk /bands/bigjoeturner/bigjoeturner   (349 words)

  
 Big Joe Turner - CONNECT, Powered By Sony
The premier blues shouter of the postwar era, Big Joe Turner's roar could rattle the very foundation of any gin joint he sang within -- and that's without a microphone.
Turner was a resilient figure in the history of blues -- he effortlessly spanned boogie-woogie, jump blues, even the first wave of rock & roll, enjoying great success in each genre.
Turner, whose powerful physique certainly matched his vocal might, was a product of the swinging, wide-open Ka...
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 Big Joe Turner - Blues Shouter Of The 1930's & 1940's
One of the leading shout blues interpreters of the 1930s and 1940s, Big Joe Turner—he was six feet, two inches in height, and weighed 300 pounds—would later find a whole new audience as a rock ‘n’ roll trailblazer.
Turner grew up in Kansas City, absorbing gospel singing in church, and folk, blues, and pop songs from local performers and sound recordings.
Turner continued to make records for the label’s Race and Sepia series for the next four years, both solo and with Willie "The Lion" Smith, Art Tatum, Sam Price, and the Freddie Slack Trio.
www.jeffosretromusic.com /turner.html   (413 words)

  
 Big Joe Turner
Joe was bigger than the rest of the kids his age and while still in his mid-teens, he was able to sneak into some of the clubs.
Joe continued to play live that year, but he did not record again until September.
Joe recorded a few singles on Coral in 1963 and 1964 and an album for Blues Time in 1969, but that was about all he recorded during the 1960s.
www.cascadeblues.org /History/BigJoeTurner.htm   (2599 words)

  
 Jared's Pick - Album Reviews: Big Joe Turner - Boss of the Blues
For a few glorious years in the early 50's, jazz, blues, R&B, and rock & roll were pretty much the same damn thing, and Big Joe Turner was in charge of them all.
His band is a seasoned slayer, too - the pinnacle of the Kansas City sound, equal parts late-night smoky jazz and lowdown blues, with piercing trumpet, twin sax attack and moaning trombone that echoes Turner's swooping dynamics.
The rock steady swing of the drummer and penetrating stand-up bass are a granite-hard foundation, but the high point is Pete Johnson's boogie-woogie stride piano, which puts some serious ivory flame underneath that backbeat.
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 African American Registry: Big Joe Turner, a powerful blues voice
Discovered by jazz critic John Hammond, Turner, with his convincing baritone voice, was taken to New York City for the 1938 Carnegie Hall "Spirituals to Swing" concert and stayed on to become a popular attraction, with boogie-woogie piano accompaniment, at New York nightclubs.
Turner appeared in several movies (including the documentary Last Of The Blue Devils (1979), at major jazz and folk festivals in the United States and Europe, on television, and in jazz clubs, recording continually into the 1980s.
Big Joe Turner died Nov. 24th 1985 in Inglewood, California.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/889/Big_Joe_Turner_a_powerful_blues_voice   (246 words)

  
 Big Joe Turner : The Very Best of Big Joe Turner - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Very Best of Big Joe Turner features 12 of the tunes which appeared on the earlier album, while adding another four (mostly leaning toward the more rollicking side of Turner's musical personality, including the gloriously lascivious "TV Mama").
While Big Joe Turner's Greatest Hits covered a bit more ground, The Very Best of Big Joe Turner is even more consistent and offers one of the great pioneering shouters of hard-rockin' R&B at his wild and raving best.
Sounding at once loose and thoroughly committed, this collection is a glorious summation of what Turner did best, and these 16 recordings are the soundtrack for a memorable after-hours party just waiting to happen.
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 Amazon.ca: The Very Best of.. [Best of] [Import]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Turner is a cut above(or 10 cuts above) the rock competitors, who were influenced by him anyway(most of them listened to Turner on the radio as kids).
Turner was mature and knowing in his songs and rocks hard on tunes like Flip, Flop & Fly, and gives Haley a run for his money of Shake, Rattle & Roll.
Turner was timeless, and I'm sure very happy to be so popular this late in his career, or should I say his second career as a rock'n'roller.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000346I   (1078 words)

  
 BBC - Music / Profiles - Big Joe Turner
Big Joe was the blues-shouting bartender from Kansas City whom I'd heard back in my student days.
A mountain of a man, his voice was among the most powerful in the history of the form.
Turner's biggest hit was 'Shake Rattle and Roll' in 1954, which was later covered by Bill Haley with rather less suggestive lyrics...
www.bbc.co.uk /music/profiles/bigjoeturner.shtml   (367 words)

  
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Big Joe Mufferaw was a legendary Ottawa valley hero; a giant of a man renowned for his strength and simple, good nature.
Big Joe Mufferaw - Canada's Gentle Giant - is a mythical lumberjack brought back to life by local raconteur Bernie Bedore.
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 Turner Big Joe - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Turner Big Joe - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Turner, Big Joe (1911-1985), American blues singer, considered the greatest of the so-called blues shouters.
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 Jump Blues Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Turner was a resilient figure in the history of blues -- he effortlessly spanned boogie-woogie, jump blues, even the first wave of rock and roll, enjoying great success in each genre.
At Turner's first Atlantic date in April of 1951, he imparted a gorgeously world-weary reading to the moving blues ballad "Chains of Love" (co-penned by Ertegun and pianist Harry Van Walls) that restored him to the uppermost reaches of the RandB charts.
But by the tail end of the decade, Big Joe Turner's essential contributions to blues history were beginning to receive proper recognition; he cut LPs for Blues Way and Blues Time.
www.history-of-rock.com /jump_artiststhree.htm   (1497 words)

  
 Big Joe Turner | Boss Of The Blues
Besides helping to invent rock 'n roll with his hit “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” Big Joe Turner was one of the most soulful blues shouters of all time.
Boss Of The Blues is arguably Joe's best recording, in part because he sang with particular gusto during these 1956 sessions.
Turner's versions of “I Want a Little Girl,” “Low Down Dog,” “You're Driving Me Crazy,” and “Morning Glories” are definitive.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=4104   (228 words)

  
 Big Joe Turner - TheBestLinks.com - Blues, Elvis Presley, Ertegun brothers, Jazz, ...
Big Joe Turner - TheBestLinks.com - Blues, Elvis Presley, Ertegun brothers, Jazz,...
Big Joe Turner, Blues, Elvis Presley, Ertegun brothers, Jazz, Kansas City,...
His version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" followed Turner, not Haley.
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 Big Joe Turner MP3 Downloads - Big Joe Turner Music Downloads - Big Joe Turner Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dave Bartholomew has often been quoted to the effect that Smiley Lewis was a "bad luck singer," because he never sold more than 100,000 copies of his Imperial singles.
Dave Bartholomew is the multi-talented figure behind a majority of classic New Orleans R&B of the '50s and the self-proclaimed inventor of the "Big Beat." Bartholomew has over 4000 songs in his...
Cootie Williams, one of the finest trumpeters of the 1930s, expanded upon the role originally formed by Bubber Miley with Duke Ellington's Orchestra.
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