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Big Joe Turner

Big Joe Turner
Aliases
Big Vernon
Joe Turner
Joe Turner and His Band
Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
Joe Turner and His Fly Cats
Joe Turner and Orchestra
Joe Turner with Chorus and Orchestra
Real name
Joseph Vernon Turner, Jr.
Born
May 18, 1911
Died
November 24, 1985
Country
United States
IPI
00031198894 12 works
00000000000
00039241686
Comments
Known as one of the blues shouters, Turner was a jump blues and R&B vocalist, whose recordings spanned nearly five decades and who was nominated for a Grammy Award three times.
Family
Lou Willie Turner Spouse (1945-1965)

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
March 1956 (31 artists)
May 1951 (20 artists)
July 1939 (26 artists)
1953 (3 artists)
December 1956 (5 artists)
February 1955 (66 artists)
July 1955 (12 artists)
1953 (58 artists)
1950 Jools Holland, Ruby Turner
July 1956 (18 artists)
July 1950 Michael Jerome Browne
December 1955 (2 artists)
June 1946 Jimmy Witherspoon
December 1953 Big Joe and The Dynaflows
1948 Tony Bennett
December 1940 (6 artists)
April 1946 (4 artists)
(37 artists)
February 1939 (56 artists)
April 1954 (171 artists)
1980 Powder Blues
March 1952 (20 artists)
June 1960 (5 artists)
November 1957 (12 artists)
December 1955 (7 artists)
November 1951 Chuck Jackson's Big Bad Blues Band
December 1953 (13 artists)
February 1941 (38 artists)
May 1949 The Blues Swingers
June 1957 Bob Hall & George Green
April 1954 Sleepy LaBeef
October 1950 (8 artists)

Covers by Big Joe Turner

Title Performer Release date Originally by
May 1951 Harmony Trio
1947 Wynonie "(Mr. Blues)" Harris and Johnny Otis' All Stars
1941 Prince's Band
February 1942 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain and trumpet by "Hot Lips" Page
February 1941 (unknown)
1974 Pete Johnson and His Boogie Woogie Boys - Vocal Chorus Joe Turner
Cherry Red Joe Turner 1996 Unverified
Corina 66 Big Joe Turner 1966 Unverified
March 1956 Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman
1989 Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman
January 1941 Leroy Carr
June 1960 Blue Lu Barker with Danny Barker's Fly Cats
Every Day I Have the Blues Big Joe Turner 1970 Unverified
1974 Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
July 1959 John Greer and The Rhythm Rockers
1989 Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
1974 Joe Liggins
1974 Joe Turner and His Band
1980 Adelaide Hall
June 1960 Carl Haworth
1980 Claramae Turner
1980 "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm
1976 Aida Ward
July 23, 1956 McKinney's Cotton Pickers with Vocal Refrain by George Thomas
November 1948 Leroy Carr
Me Siento Feliz (Feeling Happy) Big Joe Turner 1966 Unverified
December 1948 Memphis Slim and His House Rockers
December 1956 Dave Cutrell with McGinty's Oklahoma Cow Boy Band
July 23, 1956 Wynonie "(Mr. Blues)" Harris and Johnny Otis' All Stars
i November 1948 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
June 1960 Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Lew Sherwood
March 1957 Lew Stone and His Band
1974 Joe Turner and Pete Johnson
1940 Charley Patton
1989 Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
1974 Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Ella Johnson
February 1945 Saunders King Rhythm
February 1945 Saunders King Rhythm
1980 Woody Guthrie
August 1941 Lonnie Johnson
July 23, 1956 Prince's Band
St. Louis Blues Big Joe Turner 1970 Unverified
1976 Abbie Mitchell
June 1960 Margaret Whiting with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra
Tormenta En Lunes (Stormy Monday) Big Joe Turner 1966 Unverified
1989 Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
1973 Willie Dixon
June 1960 Ethel Waters, Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy - Vocal Chorus by Pha Terrell
July 23, 1956 Art Tatum and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Joe Turner
1974 Art Tatum and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Joe Turner
July 23, 1956 Adele Astaire & Eddie Foy Jr.

Songs written by Big Joe Turner

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Cherry Red Big Joe Turner, Pete Johnson Pete Johnson and His Boogie Woogie Boys - Vocal Chorus Joe Turner June 30, 1939 Covered by (26 artists)
Feeling Happy Big Joe Turner Joe Turner and His Blues Kings November 20, 1956 Covered by (5 artists)
Honey Hush Big Joe Turner Joe Turner and His Band May 12, 1953 Covered by (58 artists)
Jumpin' At the Jubilee Big Joe Turner Joe Turner and Orchestra 1950 Covered by Jools Holland, Ruby Turner
Lucille Big Joe Turner Joe Turner April 1950 Covered by Michael Jerome Browne
My Gal's a Jockey Big Joe Turner Joe Turner with Bill Moore's Lucky Seven Band January 23, 1946 Covered by Jimmy Witherspoon
Old Piney Brown's Gone Big Joe Turner Joe Turner's Orchestra with Pete Johnson 1948 Covered by Tony Bennett
Piney Brown Blues Big Joe Turner, Pete Johnson Joe Turner and His Fly Cats November 11, 1940 Covered by (6 artists)
Rebecca Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson Trio April 1946 Covered by (4 artists)
Roll 'Em Pete Big Joe Turner, Pete Johnson Joe Turner and Pete Johnson December 30, 1938 Covered by (56 artists)
Stoop Down Baby Big Joe Turner Joe Turner 1980 Covered by Powder Blues
The Chill Is On Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner with Van "Piano Man" Walls and His Orchestra April 19, 1951 Covered by Chuck Jackson's Big Bad Blues Band
Wee Baby Blues Big Joe Turner, Pete Johnson Art Tatum and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Joe Turner January 21, 1941 Covered by (38 artists)
Wine-O-Baby Boogie Big Joe Turner Joe Turner with Orchestral Accompaniment featuring Pete Johnson at the "88" December 1948 Covered by The Blues Swingers
World of Trouble Big Joe Turner Joe Turner with Choker Campbell and His Orchestra May 13, 1957 Covered by Bob Hall & George Green

Releases

Albums

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
627 Stomp - Piney Brown Blues Pete Johnson's Band - Joe Turner and His Fly Cats December 1940 Decca
After a While Joe Turner and His Blues Kings March 1957 Atlantic
Around the Clock Blues Big Vernon 1947 Stag
Baby, Won't You Marry Me Joe Turner's Orchestra with Pete Johnson 1948 Down Beat [US1]
Blues in the Night Joe Turner February 1942 Decca
Careless Love Big Joe Turner with Willie "The Lion" Smith February 1941 Decca
Chains of Love Joe Turner with Vann "Piano Man" Walls and His Orchestra May 1951 Atlantic
Corrine Corrina Joe Turner with Chorus & Orchestra March 1956 Atlantic
Doggin' the Dog Big Joe Turner with Willie "The Lion" Smith January 1941 Decca
Flip Flop and Fly Joe Turner and His Blues Kings February 1955 Atlantic
Hide And Seek Joe Turner and His Blues Kings July 1955 Atlantic
Honey Hush Joe Turner and His Band 1953 Atlantic
It's the Same Old Story Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson Trio April 1946 Decca
Jumpin' At the Jubilee Joe Turner and Orchestra 1950 Freedom Recording Co.
Lipstick, Powder and Paint Joe Turner with Chorus and Orchestra July 1956 Atlantic
Love Oh Careless Love Joe Turner July 1959 Atlantic
Love Roller Coaster Joe Turner and His Orchestra with Choker Campbell June 1957 Atlantic
Lucille Joe Turner July 1950 Imperial [US]
Midnight Special Train Joe Turner and His Blues Kings December 1956 Atlantic
Morning Glory Joe Turner and His Band November 1948 Aladdin [US1]
My Gal's a Jockey Joe Turner with Bill Moore's Lucky Seven Band June 1946 National Records [US1]
Roll 'Em Pete Joe Turner and Pete Johnson February 1939 Vocalion
Shake, Rattle and Roll Joe Turner and His Blues Kings April 1954 Atlantic
S.K. Blues - Part I Joe Turner with Pete Johnson's All Stars February 1945 National Records [US1]
So Many Women Blues Joe Turner December 1948 MGM
Somebody's Got to Go Big Joe Turner August 1941 Decca
Sweet Sixteen Joe Turner with Van "Piano Man" Walls and His Orchestra March 1952 Atlantic
Teen Age Letter Joe Turner November 1957 Atlantic
The Chicken and the Hawk (Up, Up and Away) Joe Turner and His Blues Kings December 1955 Atlantic
The Chill Is On Big Joe Turner November 1951 Atlantic
TV Mama Joe Turner and His Blues Kings December 1953 Atlantic
Wine-O-Baby Boogie Joe Turner May 1949 Down Beat [US1]
You'll Be Sorry Joe Turner and Orchestra October 1950 Freedom Recording Co.

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Reported errors

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#35650 Isa 2007-12-23 22:49:25 UTC processed 2009-09-19 14:44:17 UTC by Canary
#39801 flip 2009-08-14 10:17:06 UTC processed 2009-09-19 10:03:54 UTC by Bastien