Big Joe Turner

Real Name:Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.

Big Joe Turner (May 18, 1911, Kansas City, MO, USA - November 24, 1985, Inglewood, CA, USA) was an American blues shouter.

Turner often collaborated with pianist Pete Johnson. In addition he worked with the pianists Art Tatum and Sammy Price and with various small jazz ensembles. He also appeared with Count Basie Orchestra.

Turner's most known recordings include: "Roll 'Em Pete", "Cherry Red", "Wee Baby Blues", "Chains of Love", "Honey Hush", "Flip, Flop and Fly" and "Midnight Special".

He was married to Lou Willie Turner.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 (Performer).

Aliases:Big Vernon
In Groups:Art Tatum And His Band, Benny Carter And His Orchestra, Big Joe Turner & Orchestra, Big Joe Turner And His All Stars, Big Joe Turner And His Fly Cats, Frankie Newton & His Cafe Society Orchestra, Joe Sullivan And His Café Society Orchestra, Joe Turner & His Blues Kings, Joe Turner And His Band, Joe Turner And His Boogie Woogie Boys, Joe Turner With Chorus & Orchestra, Pete Johnson & His Boogie Woogie Boys, Varsity Seven
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