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Big Joe Turner

American blues shouter

Big Joe Turner

American blues shouter
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birthday
18th
May, 1911
Death
24th
November, 1985
Birth Place
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Joseph Vernon “Big Joe” Turner Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. According to songwriter Doc Pomus, “Rock and roll would have never happened without him.” His greatest fame was due to his rock-and-roll recordings in the 1950s, particularly “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, but his career as a performer endured from the 1920s into the 1980s.
Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, with the Hall lauding him as “the brawny voiced ‘Boss of the Blues'”.

instruments played
Vocals
Associated Acts

Pete Johnson, Count Basie Orchestra

Birth Name

Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.

Genres

Jump blues, blues, R&B

Labels

Atlantic, London, National, Vocalion, Decca, Pablo, Rhino

Years Active

1920s 1980s

Name

Big Joe Turner

Nationality

United States of America

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