Big Joe Turner – Rocks


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Release Date: 2011

Label: Bear Family


Track List

  1. Jump For Joy
  2. Well, All Right
  3. Flip, Flop And Fly
  4. Love Roller Coaster
  5. Honey Hush
  6. I Need A Girl
  7. Lipstick, Powder And Paint
  8. TV Mama
  9. Hide And Seek
  10. Adam Bit The Apple
  11. My Gal’s A Jockey
  12. Feelin’ Happy
  13. Jumpin’ Tonight
  14. Shake, Rattle And Roll
  15. Boogie Woogie Country Girl
  16. Teen Age Letter
  17. Corrine, Corrina
  18. Midnight Cannonball
  19. Bump Miss Susie
  20. Crawdad Hole
  21. Morning, Noon And Night
  22. Rock A While
  23. Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop
  24. The Chicken And The Hawk
  25. Roll ‘Em Pete
  26. Rebecca
  27. Around The Clock Blues, Part 1
  28. Around The Clock Blues, Part 2



Contains ‘Roll ‘Em Pete’ with Pete Johnson, a record that propelled bobby-soxers into a boogie-woogie frenzy. ‘Shake, Rattle And Roll’ helped jump-start the rock ‘n’ roll revolution. It’s here along with a truck-load of R&B hits including Honey Hush, Flip, Flop And Fly, Hide And Seek, Corrine Corrina, Lipstick, Powder And Paint and many more. These immortal rock-till-it-hurts classics inspired an uncountable number of rockabilly covers from Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis to Shakin’ Stevens. ‘The quintessential American singer’ said Doc Pomus. ‘Rock ‘n’ roll would never have happened without him’. Big Joe Turner first shouted timeless blues couplets in the Kansas City of the ’30s, partnering stomping pianist, Pete Johnson, for almost two decades. Together they ignited the boogie-woogie craze that led to the post-war emergence of R&B and ultimately, the revolution that was rock ‘n’ roll. This set, compiled by Trevor Cajiao, Editor of ‘Now Dig This,’ embraces all phases of Big Joe Turner’s career but concentrates, inevitably, on the hard-rocking records which made Big Joe Turner a rock ‘n’ roll star and unlikely teen idol at the age of 43. Discs like Honey Hush, Shake, Rattle And Roll (bowdlerised by Bill Haley), Flip, Flop And Fly, Boogie Woogie Country Girl, Teen Age Letter and Lipstick, Powder And Paint were among the most exciting records of the ’50s and led to literally hundreds of covers by legions of rockabilly singers.

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