Friday, May 06, 2011

Blues on a Saturday: Big Joe Turner "Roll 'em Pete"

May 18 is the centennial of the birth of Kansas City blues shouter Big Joe Turner. Turner played a key role in the creation of boogie woogie and rock 'n' roll. Turner has quite justly been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

One of his early --and enduring--hits was "Roll 'em Pete" co-written with his piano playing partner Pete Johnson.

I've always liked this verse, the opposite of the sacchrine.

Well, you're so beautiful, you've got to die someday
Well, you're so beautiful, you've got to die someday
All I want's a little loving, just before you pass away


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