Big Joe Turner
|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Doc Pomus
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1990 (ranked #4 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .
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should've went in with the first class
Posted by Darrian Mitchell on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 10:47am
Big Joe Turner was the premier blues shouter of the post-WWII era. They didn't call him "The Boss of the Blues" for nothing. His bluesey husky roar could shake the foundations of any night club he sang at and without a microphone.
Posted by Andrew on Friday, 02.15.13 @ 22:29pm
Big Joe Turner is a unique instance of a recording artist who managed to make the transition between several varying styles and eras of music and still sound fresh. Beginning with pianist Pete Johnson in the boogie-woogie jazz style, the Boss of the Blues broadened his scope to incorporate swing, jump blues, and rhythm & blues stylings. In one fascinating recording, Turner even collabored with Delta blues guitarist Elmore James on the classic TV Mama. Turner's overpowering vocals enabled him to suit his voice to multiple genres of music. There are many adjectives to describe Turner's music, but the most appropriate I can suggest is rollicking. There's absolutely nothing boring about this music!
Posted by Zach on Monday, 11.11.13 @ 23:50pm
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