Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Big Joe Turner--Boogie Woogie Country Girl

Big Joe Turner is one of the most influential artists of early Rock 'N Roll.  In fact, he has even been inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame.   It is probably due to the fact that he penned such classics as "Shake, Rattle and Roll" which was played by just about everybody including Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & the Comets. "Flip, Flop & Fly" probably got the most exposure with The Blues Brothers.  "Honey Hush" was a Classic Rock whopper when Foghat played it on their live Album from 1977.

There are several other good songs by Joe Turner, but my favorite is this lesser known gem, "Boogie Woogie Country Girl."


Now Big Joe clearly isn't hyper amplified like his followers Foghat, but he still knew how to boogie.  You can buy just this song or you can buy the best of Joe Turner which contains this song and all the ones mentioned above.

For more information about Joe Turner, click here.


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