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One Track Mind: Big Joe Turner, "Cherry Red" (1956)

One Track Mind: Big Joe Turner, "Cherry Red" (1956)

by Nick DeRiso With a shout — and a persona — to match this barrel-house presence, Big Joe Turner lived up to his outsized name every night. Turner’s emergence was tied to those brawny blasts, since Joe came of age in a time when singers had to project past big bands without the aid of modern technological advances in amplification.Read More

Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Harry Edison and Clark Terry – The Trumpet Kings Meet Joe Turner (1974)

NICK DERISO: One of those all-star dates that bridges genres, even generations, “The Trumpet Kings” is an amalgamation of so many concurrent joys that it’s a wonder this Pablo release ever got made. We have out front one Big Joe Turner, a 6-2, 300-something pound Kansas City belter known as the Boss of the Blues — and one capable ofRead More