Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#770 (9/15/12 - 9/28/12)

TRIBUTE TO JOE TURNER

"Well All Right"
by Joe Turner
And His Blues Kings
on Atlantic 1040
released in 1954

"Poor Lover's Blues"/
"Don't You Cry"
by Joe Turner
With Van Walls Orch.
on Atlantic 970
released in 1952

"Still In Love"
by Joe Turner
With Van Walls Orch.
on Atlantic 982
released in 1952


Above: Photo of Joe Turner.

Click HERE for an article about Joe Turner by Terry Currier.
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Click HERE for an article about Joe Turner by J.C. Marion.
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Above: Billboard clippings from (L-R) 6/21/52, 12/13/52 and 12/27/52.


    
    
Above: Billboard reviews from 9/18/54 and 10/2/54.


    

Above Left: Label image of Atlantic 982 recorded on September 23, 1952 and released in December 1952. Harry Van Walls plays the piano. Doc Pomus also composed "Don't You Cry."

Above Right: Billboard review from 12/27/52.



    
Above: Label images of Atlantic 970 recorded on January 20, 1952 and released in July 1952 and Atlantic 1040 recorded on February 15, 1954 and released in September 1954.

Regarding composer credits, "Nugetre" is Ahmet Ertegun and "Gerald" is Jerry Wexler, Atlantic Records executives. "Calhoun" is Charles E. Calhoun, a pseudonym for Jesse Stone, Atlantic Records A&R man. Joe Turner wrote (or co-wrote) many of his sides released on Atlantic, including "The Chill Is On," "TV Mama," "Midnight Cannonball," "Honey Hush," "Married Woman," and "Flip, Flop And Fly."

Trade Magazine Article (September 1954): ....Atlantic Records has come up with another Joe Turner blockbuster in "Well All Right"....Turner dishes up a tune like nobody else, giving the Abramson-Ertegun-Wexler combination another hit to add to their impressive list....

Listen to this week's selections by Joe Turner:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Well All Right - Atlantic 1040 - 1954
          2. Poor Lover's Blues - Atlantic 970 - 1952
          3. Don't You Cry - Atlantic 970 - 1952
          4. Still In Love - Atlantic 982 - 1952
 
          ALL FOUR played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Well All Right - Atlantic 1040 - 1954
          2. Poor Lover's Blues - Atlantic 970 - 1952
          3. Don't You Cry - Atlantic 970 - 1952
          4. Still In Love - Atlantic 982 - 1952

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Well All Right - Atlantic 1040 - 1954
          2. Poor Lover's Blues - Atlantic 970 - 1952
          3. Don't You Cry - Atlantic 970 - 1952
          4. Still In Love - Atlantic 982 - 1952

(Ahmet Ertegun, Joe Turner, Jerry Wexler - 1956)

     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]


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