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The Boss Of The Blues: The Complete Mono and Stereo Recordings, Recorded at Carnegie Hall 1956

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"Seriously, one of the best blues albums of all time. masterfully tight, unpretentious and crazily swinging album. One of the first conceptualized blues records ever recorded. Recorded on two consecutive days in March 1956. Original mono album released September 1956. Turner never sounded better. Album reissue producer and liner notes: Colin Escott. Eco-pack with extensive booklet. When Big Joe Turner recorded the songs for Boss Of The Blues on two consecutive days in a New York studio in 1956, he could already look back on several stages of an extremely successful career. Around the mid-1930s, Turner began working with one of the stars of boogie woogie, pianist Pete Johnson from Kansas City. Both were involved in the legendary 1938 show produced by John Hammond Sr. at New York's Carnegie Hall, the 'Spirituals to Swing' concert. In 1951 Ahmet Ertegun signed Turner to his young Atlantic label. Over the next few years, Big Joe Turner recorded his most successful singles and became an Atlantic bestseller with a series of major hits in the R&B charts. In March 1956, however, history was written. Boss Of The Blues was one of the first blues concept albums (almost all other LPs of that day were compilations of previously released singles). Atlantic engaged musicians from the Count Basie community (plus their arranger). The music is anything but nostalgia. With exquisite musicians he created one of the best blues/jazz albums of all times with Big Joe Turner at the peak of his vocal expressiveness."