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 02:42
2 02:30
3 02:42
4 02:39
5 02:54
6 02:56
7 02:03
8 02:30
9 01:57
10 02:28
11 02:10
12 03:43
13 02:13
14 04:14
15 04:19
16 03:42
17 07:06
18 02:58
19 03:55
20 01:59
21 06:42
22 04:27
23 03:21
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