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Big Joe Turner

Shake, Rattle and Roll (2:58)

"Shake, Rattle and Roll" is a prototypical twelve bar blues-form rock and roll song written in 1954 by Jesse Stone under his assumed songwriting name Charles E. Calhoun. It was originally recorded by Big Joe Turner, and most successfully by Bill Haley & His Comets.

Turner's version was recorded in New York on February 15, 1954. The shouting chorus on his version consisted of Jesse Stone, and record-company executives…

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  • One of the first Blues song I can remember as a wee child. My parents were great fans of this song & Big Joe.
  • Bill Haley & The Comets recorded a sanitized version of this great song and it became a huge hit when Blackboard jungle used it. Nobody did it like Big Joe Turner!!!
  • boss of the blues
  • This was copied by a lot of whites in the 50's & made a lot of $$$ & Bill Haley was one of them. I love Big Joe's voice : )
  • Ive got Shake Rattle and Roll. Great studio recording.
  • I am also not hearing Big Joe, don't know if it is a Orleans marching band or a shite Mariachi band, but it is not good.
  • Not sure what happened, but definitely not the right song. Sounds like something I'd hear at a New Orleans funeral in the streets. Which is ok, just not Shake Rattle N Roll.
  • C'mon Joe! :D
  • the greatist blues shouter!

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