Big Joe Turner

Flip, Flop and Fly: 1951-1955

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Flip, Flop and Fly is a comprehensive compilation of Big Joe Turner's Atlantic material recorded between 1951 and 1955 which produced 12 Top Ten R&B hits and two chart-toppers, "Honey Hush," and "Shake Rattle and Roll." Rev-Ola's track listing repeats the majority of songs from Atlantic's Big Joe Turner's Greatest Hits, omitting a few exceptions that were released after 1955 and adding two versions of "Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop," one recorded in Chicago, the other in New Orleans, "You Know I Love You So," and the Doc Pomus penned tunes "Don't You Cry," and "Still in Love." Rev-Ola did a great job with both remastering and packaging which includes Dave Penny liner notes and several rare photos.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:59
2 2:48
3 2:43
4 2:41
5 2:54
6 2:47
7 2:39
8 2:39
9 2:59
10 3:08
11 2:45
12 3:12
13 2:22
14 3:23
15 2:47
16 2:29
17 3:17
18 2:55
19
2:29
20
2:40
21
2:58
22 2:47
23 2:46
24 2:39
25 2:36
26 2:28
27 4:59
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