Big Joe Turner

Tell Me Pretty Baby

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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).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:34 Amazon
2 02:54 Amazon
3
02:47 Amazon
4 02:37 Amazon
5 02:39 Amazon
6 02:46 Amazon
7 02:36 Amazon
8 02:44 Amazon
9 02:49 Amazon
10
02:42 Amazon
11 02:36 Amazon
12 03:02 Amazon
13 02:34 Amazon
14 02:39 Amazon
15 02:29 Amazon
16 02:43 Amazon
17 02:37 Amazon
18 02:30 Amazon
19 02:42 Amazon
20 02:32 Amazon
21 02:32 Amazon
22 02:38 Amazon
23 01:49 Amazon
24 01:41 Amazon
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