BIG JOE TURNER / “Big Joe Turner Mixtape”


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5 Responses to “BIG JOE TURNER / “Big Joe Turner Mixtape””

cruzcontrol Says:
November 30th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

How fitting to have Big Joe Turner today. My Daddy was also known as Big Joe, he would have been 82 today and he LOVED the blues.
And you too!
Thanks so much.
Adriene


lebo Says:
December 18th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I like what you say here:

“During his long career he successfully mastered various styles of the blues, including Boogie-Woogie, jump blues, R&B, Rock and Roll, and jazz in a blues vein”.

Because The Blues is where it all started. I only started listening to the Blues in the last 2 years and it has been an eye-opening experience. You’ll be listening to a “blues” track and say hey, wait a minute, that’s rock&roll. Then the next track, you got to ask is this blues, ragtime, or jazz I’m listening to. It’s amazing how we got all these distinct genres of music coming out of one source. Hey man, the blues is alright!


Crown Propeller Says:
February 14th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

The man with the cigar on the first black and white photo above is not Big Joe Turner – although he resembles him a little. It is Reverend Clarence Cobbs. See also: http://outhistory.org/wiki/Queer_Religious_Leaders


kalamu Says:
February 14th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

kalamu sez:

you are right. the photo has been exchanged. thanks for the heads up correction.


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