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Big Joe Turner the Singing Blues Bartender

Big Joe Turner the Singing  Blues Bartender

Joe Turner was born in Kansas City in 1911. Big Joe started as the  singing Blues bartender at the Hole in The Wall at Independence Avenue in Kansa City. Later on he worked at the Sunset for owner Piney Brown. At that time Big Joe made money as a singing-bartender, but Turner became a sensation when he met Pete Johnson. Continue reading Big Joe Turner the Singing Blues Bartender

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