Big Joe Turner

Big Joe Turner (May 18, 1911 - November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter known for his powerful voice and energetic performances. He collaborated with renowned pianists Pete Johnson, Art Tatum, and Sammy Price, as well as various small jazz ensembles. Turner also appeared with the Count Basie Orchestra.

Some of Turner's most famous recordings include "Roll 'Em Pete," "Cherry Red," "Wee Baby Blues," "Chains of Love," "Honey Hush," "Flip, Flop and Fly," and "Midnight Special." His music showcased his dynamic vocal range and expressive style.

In addition to his musical career, Big Joe Turner was married to Lou Willie Turner. In recognition of his contributions to music, he was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 as a performer.


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