LP Condition: Near Mint (NM)
Vinyl looks and plays excellent.
Sleeve is in Excellent condition (EX).
Big Joe Turner had a great success during 1954 with “Shake, Rattle and Roll’, (included on this LP) which seriously enhanced his career, turning him into a teenage favorite, and also helped to transform popular music. During the song, Turner yells at his woman to “get outa that bed, wash yo’ face an’ hands” and comments that she’s “wearin’ those dresses, the sun comes shinin’ through!, I can’t believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you”. He sang the number on film for the 1955 theatrical feature Rhythm and Blues Revue.
Although the cover version of the song by Bill Hayley and The Comets (with the risqué lyrics partially omitted) had greater sales success, many listeners sought out Turner’s version and were introduced thereby to rhythm and blues.
Roll Me Baby / Low Down Dog / Storing Monday Blues / Roll ’em Pete / Shake, Rattle and Roll / When the Sun Goes Down / Morning, Noon and Night / How Long Blues.