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Track Listing
CD1
1. LUCILLE Joe Turner With Orchestra (Imperial 5093) 1950
2. LOVE MY BABY Joe Turner With Orchestra (Imperial 5093) 1950
3. ADAM BIT THE APPLE Joe Turner With Orchestra (Freedom 1531) 1950
4. STILL IN THE DARK Joe Turner With Orchestra (Freedom 1531) 1950
5. JUST A TRAVELIN' MAN Joe Turner With Orchestra (Freedom 1537) 1950
6. JUMPIN' AT THE JUBILEE Joe Turner With Orchestra (Freedom 1546) 1950
7. BACK-BREAKING BLUES Joe Turner With Orchestra (Aladdin 3070) 1950
8. CHAINS OF LOVE Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 939) 1951
9. AFTER MY LAUGHTER CAME TEARS Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 939) 1951
10. THE CHILL IS ON Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 949) 1951
11. BUMP MISS SUSIE Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 949) 1951
12. SWEET SIXTEEN Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 960) 1952
13. I'LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 960) 1952
14. DON'T YOU CRY Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 970) 1952
15. POOR LOVER'S BLUES Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 970) 1952
16. STILL IN LOVE Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 982) 1952
17. BABY I STILL WANT YOU Joe Turner With Van "Piano Man" Walls And His Orchestra (Atlantic 982) 1952
18. HONEY HUSH Joe Turner & His Band (Atlantic 1001) 1953
19. CRAWDAD HOLE Joe Turner & His Band (Atlantic 1001) 1953
20. TV MAMA Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1016) 1953
21. OKE-SHE-MOKE-SHE-POP Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1016) 1953
22. SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1026) 1954
23. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1026) 1954
24. WELL ALRIGHT Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1040) 1954
25. MARRIED WOMAN Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1040) 1954
26. FLIP FLOP AND FLY Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1053) 1955

CD2
1. TI-RI-LEE Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1053) 1955
2. HIDE AND SEEK Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1069) 1955
3. MIDNIGHT CANNONBALL Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1069) 1955
4. MORNING NOON AND NIGHT Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1080, UK London HLE8301) 1955
5. THE CHICKEN AND THE HAWK (UP, UP AND AWAY) Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1080, UK London HLE8332) 1955
6. CORRINE, CORRINA Joe Turner With Chorus & Orchestra (Atlantic 1088, UK London HLE8301) 1956
7. BOOGIE WOOGIE COUNTRY GIRL Joe Turner And Orchestra Featurng Van "Piano Man" Walls (Atlantic 1088, UK London HLE8332) 1956
8. ROCK A WHILE Joe Turner With Chorus & Orchestra (Atlantic 1100, UK London HLE8357) 1956
9. LIPSTICK POWDER AND PAINT Joe Turner With Chorus & Orchestra (Atlantic 1100, UK London HLE8357) 1956
10. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL TRAIN Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1122) 1956
11. FEELIN' HAPPY Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1122) 1956
12. AFTER A WHILE Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1131) 1957
13. RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (Atlantic 1131) 1957
14. LOVE ROLLER COASTER Joe Turner With Choker Campbell & His Orchestra (Atlantic 1146) 1957
15. WORLD OF TROUBLE Joe Turner With Choker Campbell & His Orchestra (Atlantic 1146) 1957
16. I NEED A GIRL Joe Turner With Choker Campbell & His Orchestra (Atlantic 1155) 1957
17. TROUBLE IN MIND Joe Turner With Choker Campbell & His Orchestra (Atlantic 1155) 1957
18. TEENAGE LETTER Joe Turner Orchestra & Chorus directed by Jesse Stone (Atlantic 1167) 1957
19. WEE BABY BLUES Joe Turner Orchestra & Chorus directed by Jesse Stone (Atlantic 1167) 1957
20. BLUES IN THE NIGHT Joe Turner With Howard Biggs Orch. & Chorus (Atlantic 1184) 1958
21. JUMP FOR JOY Joe Turner With Howard Biggs Orch. (Atlantic 1184) 1958
22. GOT YOU ON MY MIND Joe Turner (Atlantic 2034) 1959
23. LOVE OH CARELESS LOVE Joe Turner (Atlantic 2034) 1959
24. TOMORROW NIGHT Joe Turner Produced by Leiber & Stoller (Atlantic 2044) 1959
25. HONEY HUSH Joe Turner Produced by Leiber & Stoller (Atlantic 2044) 1959
26. CHAINS OF LOVE Joe Turner Produced by Leiber & Stoller (Atlantic 2054) 1960
27. MY LITTLE HONEY DRIPPER Joe Turner Produced by Leiber & Stoller (Atlantic 2054) 1960
28. SWEET SUE Joe Turner Arranged & Conducted by Howard Biggs (Atlantic 2072) 1960
29. MY REASON FOR LIVING Joe Turner Arranged & Conducted by Howard Biggs (Atlantic 2072) 1960
Artist:
Big Joe Turner
Title:
The Singles Collection 1950-60 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3275
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Big Joe Turner was one of the most prominent, distinctive and successful of the “blues shouters” who were very much a key part of the blues and R&B scene during the 1940s and ‘50s, helping to lay the groundwork for the music which developed into rock ‘n’ roll, revolutionising the pop landscape during the 1950s.

• Turner had been active right through the 1940s working with pianist Pete Johnson’s band and others, and had R&B hits with songs like “S.K. Blues” and “My Gal’s A Jockey” See Big Joe Turner “The Essential ‘40s Collection” ADDCD3069).

• However, it was after signing to Ahmet Ertegun’s Atlantic label in 1951 that his work became more commercial and he racked up a string of R&B and pop hits through to 1960, which had a huge influence on the artists at the forefront of the rock ‘n roll explosion.

• This great value 55-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides from his singles during 1950 for the Imperial, Freedom and Aladdin labels, which include the Top 10 hit “Still In The Dark”, plus the complete A & B sides of his Atlantic releases from 1951-60.

• It features 19 R&B & Pop hits, including the No. 1s “Honey Hush” and the original version of “Shake, Rattle And Roll”, covered by Bill Haley to have a significant pop hit, and the Top 3 classics “Chains Of Love, “The Chill Is On”, “Sweet Sixteen”, “Flip, Flop And Fly”, “Hide And Seek” and “Corrine Corrina”, the last-named a pop chart entry as well.

• It’s a comprehensive overview of his recordings during the most successful era of his career, and it showcases his unique vocal style and masterly feel for the blues and R&B idioms which provided a template for the likes of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley to interpret to make such a huge impact on popular music.
Reviews For The Singles Collection 1950-60 (2CD)
In Tune - Gerry Stonestreet
His earlier work has been well covered by the companion Acrobat release THE ESSENTIAL FORTIES COLLECTION (ADDCD3069) and this set fills in the gaps before his return to a more jazz oriented repertoire.
Now Dig This - Trevor Cajao
Pretty much any Joe Turner collection is bound to get a thumbs-up from em, and this one is no exception. Let it roll like a big wheel…
Blues & Rhythm (Issue 337) - Phil Wight
“I guess any self-respecting Big Joe fan will have all this material many times over, however if you don’t this is a set to get. Strongly recommended.”
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