Big Joe Turner Rocks

Big Joe Turner

Un altro dischetto della serie “Rocks” di Bear Family, dopo quello di Smiley Lewis, per un altro tanto corpulento quanto trascinante protagonista del rhythm and blues concepito per le sale da ballo dell’epoca pre e post-bellica. Joseph Vernon Turner non sarebbe stato lo stesso se non fosse nato (il 18 maggio 1911) e cresciuto a Kansas City, città che avrebbe …

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James Booker – Junco Partner

James Booker, Junco Partner

I was born right around the time Jelly Roll Morton, one of our favorite New Orleans pianists, died. He was taught by my grandfather, James Carroll Booker I. All the men in my family have been piano players. My grandfather was a monster. I’m James Carroll Booker III, and I was the cream of the crop! James Carroll Booker III …

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Guitar Slim – The Things That I Used to Do

Guitar Slim, The Things I Used to Do

Gatemouth Brown, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson and Guitar Slim were all performing one night at the White Eagle in Opelousas, Louisiana. Slim was headlining because ‘The Things That I Used to Do’ was a scorcher. They were all sitting in the dressing room and Guitar Slim walked up to ‘em and said: “Gentlemen, we got the greatest guitar players in …

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