Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blues on a Saturday: Joe Turner Wee Baby Blues

Bill Dahl writes in his biography of Joe Turner on allmusic.com

The premier blues shouter of the postwar era, Big Joe Turner's roar could rattle the very foundation of any gin joint he sang within -- and that's without a microphone. Turner was a resilient figure in the history of blues -- he effortlessly spanned boogie-woogie, jump blues, even the first wave of rock & roll, enjoying great success in each genre
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