March 29, 2017 Records of the Day

big-joe-turner-45big-joe-turnerWithout a doubt one of the founding fathers of 1950s Rock N Roll was Big Joe Turner. Standing at 6’2’’ and weighing over 300 lbs., he was a force to be reckoned with when in 1954 he unleashed on an unsuspecting world the classic “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” with its risqué lyrics and unrelenting beat. The 45 on Atlantic Records can now sell for $200.00. In 1987 Big Joe was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1956 Atlantic Records released his debut album “Boss of the Blues.” An original copy can get you $350.00 today.

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