Jumpin' With Joe: Complete Aladdin & Imperial Recordings
Released: Jan 1994
Label: Parlophone Catalogue
Big Joe Turner's soulful shout had all the command of a Baptist preacher, only Joe is bringing soul and rock 'n' roll to the masses. Although his earlier Atlantic period is regarded as the peak of his career, his ceaseless energy across these tracks is still astounding. If you can't see how a song like "Jumpin' Tonight" is basically rock 'n' roll, then you've got problems.