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