Big Joe Turner - All The Classic Hits: 1938-1952 (2003) [5CD set]
EAC | FLAC(tracks)+CUEs+LOGs - 722 MB | Scans - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 740 MB
Blues / Swing / Early Rhythm & Blues | TT - 346:35 minutes | Label: JSP Records U.K. / Cat. # JSP7709
Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without him". Although he came to his greatest fame in the 1950s with his pioneering rock and roll recordings, particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll", Turner's career as a performer stretched from the 1920s into the 1980s. "Classic Hits: 1938-52" is a five-discs, 123-track package of Big Joe Turner's earliest recording sessions before finding stardom with his mid-'50s R&B sides, and it's quite a luxury to have Turner's sides for National, Aladdin, Freedom, MGM, and Imperial remastered and together in one collection.