Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy b'day to the late Big Joe Turner!

The blues singer from Kansas City would have turned 98 today. He passed away in '85. Big Joe influenced many great musicians, including Taj Mahal who recorded Big Joe's hit Corrine, Corrina, also more recently performed live by the very talented band Ollabelle w/ drummer / vocalist Tony Leone on lead. Big Joe was elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in '87.
Roll 'em boy,
Gonna jump for joy,
Yeah man,
happy as a baby boy,
My baby just brought me a brand new choo-choo toy.

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