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Turner, Big Joe / Midnight Special, the
Album:Midnight Special, the Collection:Blues
Artist:Turner, Big Joe Added:Feb 2003
Label:Pablo Records 

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Add Date:2003-02-03 Pull Date:2003-04-07 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:Mar 16Mar 2Feb 9

 Recent Airplay
1.May 18, 2019:blues with a feelin'
The Things that I Used to Do
4.Jan 03, 2006:The Tuesday Blues Revue
Midnight Special
2.May 18, 2012:The Songsmith Show
Midnight Special
5.Mar 15, 2003:blues with a feelin'
You're Driving Me Crazy
3.Jan 05, 2008:Blues Marathon
Stoop Down Baby
6.Feb 23, 2003:The Weekend Effect
The Things that I Used to Do

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-02-04 
JOE TURNER - "The Midnight Special"
Pablo, 1976 / 2002

Ooo-wee! Big Joe Turner still had it in 1976, at the age of 65. The top blues shouter of his day, Turner was a BIG man with a BIG voice. He doesn’t show his age here at all, but it's an unusual set. There are a few straight blues numbers, but most of the tunes are jazzy popular standards! In any case, Turner sounds great and the 9-piece band is having fun. Check it out and smile.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 6, 8, 13

1. long, loose blues jam, great band
2. quick jazzy fluff, low key swing
3. slow-dance, good vibe: has a live feel
4. cheesy lounge, but kind of nice
5. midtempo, good-time hokum
6. cute, swingin' band, 20's pop song
7. smooth lounge-y ballad, good voice
8. mild electric blues, band is loose
9. alternate take of #2
10. alternate take of #5
11. alternate take of #4
12. alternate take of #6
13. another long informal jam: great!

[Fo] - 2/4/03

Track Listing
1.Midnight Special 7.After My Laughter Came Tears
2.You're Driving Me Crazy 8.The Things that I Used to Do
3.So Long 9.You're Driving Me Crazy (Alt
4.I Left My Heart in San Franc 10.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (Al
5.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down... 11.I Left My Heart in Sf (Alt)
6.I Can't Give You Anything Bu 12.I Can't Give You Anything (A
 13.Stoop Down Baby