Turner, Big Joe Bands and Artists Music
Big Joe Turner (1911-1985) was a jazz, R&B, and Memphis blues singer. The premiere blues shouter teamed up with Pete Johnson during the 1930s and '40s. Their performance at the Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938 kicked off a boogie-woogie craze. He first hit the R&B chart in 1946 and had a hit each year from 1950-1956. His version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" was on the charts for 27 weeks. He turned to jazz, recording on the Pablo label, during the 1970s and '80s. 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.
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- All Music Guide: Big Joe Turner - Includes biography, related artists, and discography.
- Cascade Blues Association: Big Joe Turner - Reprint of an article by Terry Currier that turner, big joe turner, big joe originally appeared in BluesNotes.
- Rock Before Elvis: Big Joe Turner - Profile, photographs, and audio samples.
- Jared's Pick: Boss of the Blues - Review of the album released in 1956.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Big Joe Turner - Photograph and profile of the inductee.
- Kansas City Missouri History: Joe Turner - Hometown profile of the singer.
- Club Kaycee: Kansas City Jazz History: Joseph Vernon Turner - Biography with photographs and audio samples.
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