Big Joe Turner

Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology

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This three-record anthology shows how Turner, without really ever changing his style, moved from strict Kansas City swing to pioneering rock & roll and back to basic jazzy blues. It contains 62 songs, everything from treasured hits to slow, sweltering ballads, strident up-tempo wailers, moaning blues, novelty tunes, and fiery pieces with lyrics and sentiments that wouldn't make it in today's environment. A comprehensive, well-written, and lavishly prepared and illustrated booklet with numerous anecdotes and remembrances is the icing on a superb cake.

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:42
2 2:30
3 2:42
4 2:39
5 2:54
6 2:56
7 2:03
8 2:30
9 1:57
10 2:28
11 2:10
12 3:43
13 2:13
14 4:14
15 4:19
16 3:42
17 7:06
18 2:58
19 3:55
20 1:59
21 6:42
22 4:27
23 3:21
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