During an era when Big Joe Turner recordings were often surprise hits with rock & roll fans (particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll"), he occasionally recorded no-nonsense blues-oriented jazz dates too. This reissue album matched Turner for one of the last times with the veteran boogie-woogie pianist Pete Johnson and also includes a variety of top swing players: trumpeter Joe Newman, trombonist Lawrence Brown, altoist Pete Brown, tenor saxophonist Frank Wess, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Cliff Leeman.
The Boss of the Blues is a 1956 album by the American blues shouter Big Joe Turner. Originally released on the Atlantic label, the album has been reissued many times on cassette and CD by Atlantic, Rhino and Collectables. From the 1920s through the 1930s, Turner and boogie-woogie pianist Pete Johnson enjoyed a successful and highly influential collaboration that, following their appearance at Carnegie Hall on December 23, 1938, helped launch a craze for boogie-woogie in the United States
Matrix, Runout (Runout etched A side): A - 814771 - D SPO - 1 (PR). Matrix, Runout (Runout etched B side): A - 814772 D SPO - 1 5M1-2 (PR). Other Versions (5 of 32) View All. Cat.
The Boss Of The Blues: Joe Turner Sings Kansas City Jazz. Released July 23, 1956. The Boss Of The Blues: Joe Turner Sings Kansas City Jazz Tracklist. 1. Cherry Red Lyrics. 5. Wee Baby Blues Lyrics.
Joe Turner - How Long Blues (The Boss of the Blues) 05:51. Joe Turner - I Want a Little Girl (Take 1) 03:38. Joe Turner - Introductions by Willis Conover from Newport 1958 00:49. Joe Turner - St. Louis Blues (Take 1) 04:01. Joe Turner - That's When It Really Hurts 02:54. Joe Turner - I'm Sharp When I Hit the Coast 03:05. Joe Turner - Last Goodbye Blues 03:03. Joe Turner - Morning Glories (Take 4) 02:11. Joe Turner - Howling Winds 02:52. Joe Turner - I Want a Little Girl (The Boss of the Blues) 04:21. Big Joe Turner - Joe Turner.
Big Joe Turner - Back Breaking Blues mp3. B3. Big Joe Turner - Low Down Dog mp. Watch now Big Joe Turner's video clip of album "The Boss Of The Blues".
Ice Man. Cherry Red. . Turner Drive (The Blues District). Joe T. Tells It Like It Is. Best Of Big Joe Turner. Early Big Joe (1940-1944). Big Joe Rocks the House. Big Joe Turner Live 1983. Yes! It's Big Joe Turner. The Blues Effect - Big Joe Turner. Blues Masters Vol. 2 (Big Joe Turner).
|A2||Roll 'em Pete||3:41|
|A3||I Want A Little Girl||4:16|
|A4||Low Down Dog||3:38|
|A5||Wee Baby Blues||7:15|
|B1||You're Driving Me Crazy||4:10|
|B2||How Long Blues||5:43|
|B4||St. Louis Blues||4:17|
|B5||Piny Brown Blues||4:49|
- Alto Saxophone – Pete Brown
- Bass – Walter Page
- Drums – Cliff Leeman
- Guitar – Freddie Green
- Photography By – Lee Friedlander
- Piano – Pete Johnson
- Supervised By – Jerry Wexler, Nesuhi Ertegun
- Tenor Saxophone – Frank Wess (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B3, B5), Seldon Powell (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B4)
- Trombone – Lawrence Brown
- Trumpet – Jimmy Nottingham (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B4), Joe Newman (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B3, B5)
- Vocals – Joe Turner*
NotesRecorded March 1956
Released as Atlantic 1234 23rd July 1956, stereo October 1958.
|1234||Joe Turner*||The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz (LP, Album, Mono)||Atlantic||1234||US||1956|
|COL-CD-6327||Joe Turner*||The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz (CD, Album, RE)||Collectables||COL-CD-6327||US||2002|
|8812-2||Joe Turner*||The Boss Of The Blues (CD)||Atlantic||8812-2||Europe||Unknown|
|SD 1234||Joe Turner*||The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz (LP, Album)||Atlantic||SD 1234||US||1959|
|81227945787||Joe Turner*||The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz (CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM)||Atlantic||81227945787||Europe||2012|