Big Joe Turner

Tell Me Pretty Baby

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Tell Me Pretty Baby Review

by Bill Dahl

Lusty, romping jump blues and boogies from 1947-1949 that team Big Joe Turner with his longtime piano partner Pete Johnson and a coterie of solid L.A. sessioneers. The two dozen entries include party rockers like "Wine-O-Baby Boogie," "Christmas Date Boogie," "I Don't Dig It," and an incredibly raunchy two-part "Around the Clock Blues" (where Turner spends his time in a by-the-hour sexual tryst).

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1 Big Joe Turner 02:34 Amazon
2 Big Joe Turner 02:54 Amazon
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Big Joe Turner 02:47 Amazon
4 Big Joe Turner 02:37 Amazon
5 Big Joe Turner 02:39 Amazon
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7 Big Joe Turner 02:36 Amazon
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9 Big Joe Turner 02:49 Amazon
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Big Joe Turner 02:42 Amazon
11 Big Joe Turner 02:36 Amazon
12 Big Joe Turner 03:02 Amazon
13 Big Joe Turner 02:34 Amazon
14 Big Joe Turner 02:39 Amazon
15 Big Joe Turner 02:29 Amazon
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17 Big Joe Turner 02:37 Amazon
18 Big Joe Turner 02:30 Amazon
19 Big Joe Turner 02:42 Amazon
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22 Big Joe Turner 02:38 Amazon
23 Big Joe Turner 01:49 Amazon
24 Big Joe Turner 01:41 Amazon
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