Sunday, November 24, 2013

Big Joe Turner died this day in 1985

Joseph Vernon Turner Jr. ("Big" Joe Turner) died this day in 1985.  He was known as "The Boss Of The Blues" but also had a big effect on Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Johnny & Dorsey Burnette and others that covered his tunes.  Here's some select tunes from his great catalog as well as some choice covers...

"Shake, Rattle & Roll"- Big Joe Turner

"Shake, Rattle & Roll"- Bill Haley & His Comets

"Shake, Rattle & Roll/ Flip Flop Fly"- Elvis Presley

"Honey Hush"- Big Joe Turner

"Honey Hush"- Johnny & Dorsey Burnette

"Honey Hush"- Paul McCartney (w/ David Gilmore)