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Big Joe Turner: Exit Big Joe

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 7 December 1985

LAST WEEK we lost Big Joe Turner: he died in California at the age of 74 after decades of contributions to the popular music of the 20th century, a lifetime with the blues that included definitive Kansas City swing, and some of the most exciting original rock and roll records of the '50s.

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