Turner, Joe (Big Joe)

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Big Joe Turner

Photograph of Kansas City blues shouter Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. Turner performed in Kansas City in the late 1920's and early 1930's before moving to New York City.

10" 78-rpm recording of "Roll 'Em Pete", a fast blues by Pete Johnson with vocals by Joe Turner and performed by Johnson and Turner. Matrix number: 23892; Catalog number: 35959.

Publicity photo of the Boogie Woogie Boys: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lewis, and Joe Turner, ca. 1938. Source: Claude Williams.

Publicity photo of the Boogie-Woogie Boys featuring Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Joe Turner, and Albert Ammons. All four are smiling, wearing tuxedoes with white handkerchiefs, and facing forward in two rows.