Sunday, May 18, 2008

Joe Turner























Today is Joe Turner's birthday. He would've been 97.
Brooks Robinson, Bertrand Russell, and yours truly were also born on May 18th. So, in celebration of this cosmic moment - as we say here in Fluville - back to the shellac.

Download:



















"Honey Hush" mp3
by Joe Turner, 1953.
with Lee Allen and Fats Domino
available on Joe Turner/Rockin' the Blues



















"Crawdad Hole" mp3
by Joe Turner, 1953.
with Lee Allen and Fats Domino
available on Joe Turner/Rockin' the Blues



















"Trouble In Mind" mp3
by Joe Turner, 1957.
available on Joe Turner/Rockin' the Blues



















"I Need A Girl" mp3
by Joe Turner, 1957.
available on Joe Turner/Rockin' the Blues

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BONUS

two additional Joe Turner tracks re-posted HERE

5 comments:

snuh said...

The best of birthday's, Ted. At least we're still younger than Keef.

The DoorKeeper said...

Happy Birthday. With the same stars as Big Joe rolling like a Big Wheel, you'll have a good day, sir.

JSG said...

Crazy -- I picked up a Joe Turner CD yesterday at the kid's school flea market. Had no idea.

The stars are aligned.

Happy b-day.

Ted Barron said...

thank you friends.

Mark Barry said...

Nice post mate. My son has Autism and there's something about Fifties r'n'b - and especially Atlantic r'n'b - that floats his boat. He plays Big Joe endlessly and it never fails to bring a grin to a weary mush - both his and mine.

I've formed a blog - 50 Albums You Don't Own And Should (1959 to 2009). Big Joe's "Rockin' The Blues" on Atlantic is the 1959 choice - a total sweetheart of an album.

Check it out - and again - nice to mention this criminally forgotten giant of music.