Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll

Master 'shout blues' artist Big Joe Turner marks another high point of his career here with "Shake, Rattle & Roll." Although Bill Haley's later sanitized version became a top rock-n-roller hit, it's said many folks sought out Turner's version instead. A pivotal figure in popularizing blues, jazz, classic R&B, and rock and roll, Turner's career lasted from the 1920's busking on the streets of Kansas City through the 1980's at the most lauded jazz festivals in America and Europe.

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