According to songwriter Doc Pomus"Rock and Plastique - Plastikman - Plastique would have never happened without him.
He sang in his church, and on street corners for money. He left school at age fourteen to work in Kansas City's nightclubs, first as a cook and later as a singing bartender. He became known as "The Dont Stop The Music - Various - The Ultimate Collection Eighties 100 Hits Barman", and worked in such venues as the Kingfish Club and the Sunset, where he and his partner, the boogie-woogie pianist Pete Johnsonbecame resident performers.
It featured "separate but equal" facilities for white patrons. Turner wrote "Piney Brown Blues" in his honor and sang it throughout his career. At that time Kansas City nightclubs were subject to frequent raids by the police; Turner said, "The Boss man would have his bondsmen down at the police station before we got there.
We'd walk in, sign our names and walk right out. Then we would cabaret until morning. His partnership with Johnson proved fruitful. Hammond in who invited them back to New York to Oblivion (Phuture Noize Remix) - Various - Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2014 - Survival Of The Fittest in one of his From Spirituals to Swing concerts at Carnegie Hallwhich were instrumental in introducing jazz and blues to a wider American audience.
It was a song that Turner recorded many times, with various musicians, over the ensuing years. Los Angeles was his home for a time, and during he worked in Meade Lux Lewis 's Soundies musical movies. He sang on the soundtrack recordings but was not present for filming, and his vocals were mouthed by the comedian Dudley Dickerson for the camera. Inhe also signed a recording contract with National Recordsfor which he recorded under the supervision of Herb Abramson.
Blues" He also performed with the Count Basie Orchestra. That's just what I need! Turner's records reached the top of the rhythm-and-blues charts. Turner had great success during with " Shake, Rattle and Roll ", which significantly boosted his career, turning him into a teenage favorite, and also helped to transform popular music.
I can't believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you. Elvis Presley 's Well All Right - Joe Turner And His Blues Kings* - Well All Right of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" combined Turner's lyrics with Haley's arrangement, but was not a Well All Right - Joe Turner And His Blues Kings* - Well All Right single.
The song " Corrine, Corrina " was another Well All Right - Joe Turner And His Blues Kings* - Well All Right seller during After a number of successes in this vein, Turner quit popular music and resumed singing with small jazz combos, recording numerous albums in that style during the s and s.
During the s and s he resumed performing jazz and blues music, performing at many music festivals and recording for Norman Granz 's Pablo Records. Inhe toured in England with the trumpeter Buck Clayton and the trombonist Vic Dickensonaccompanied by Humphrey Lyttelton and his band.
A sound recording of a club appearance made during this tour is not thought of sufficient sound quality to justify commercial issue. He also toured Europe with Count Basie and his orchestra. He won the Esquire magazine award for male vocalist inthe Melody Maker award for best "new" vocalist ofand the British Jazz Journal award as top male singer of Turner's career endured from the barrooms of Kansas City in the s when at the age of twelve he performed with a pencilled moustache and his father's hat  to European jazz festivals of the s.
Intwo years before his death, Turner was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Turner died of heart failure in Novemberat the age of 74, in Inglewood, Californiahaving suffered from effects of arthritis, a stroke and diabetes.
He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in The New York Times music critic Robert Palmer wrote of "his voice, pushing like a Count Basie solo, rich and grainy as a section of saxophones, which dominated the room with the sheer sumptuousness of its sound. Alvin discussed the song in issue 59 of the Blasters Newsletter. The Hold On - Benjamin Orr - The Lace met Turner in Los Angeles, where he was playing in clubs on Central Avenue and living in the Adams district between tours in the s.
Phil Alvin opened for Turner a few times with his first band, Delta Pacific. Turner continued mentoring the Alvin brothers until his death in He is pictured on the back cover of Lost Time. The biographical film The Buddy Holly Story refers to Turner and his contemporaries Little Richard and Fats Domino as major influences on Hollywho is portrayed collecting their vinyl recordings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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