Big Joe Turner

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By Steve Crawford | February 29, 2020

The big man bellows with hip-swiveling and tranquility-defying buoyancy

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By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2015

His portrait is based in blue streaks and I gave Joe the spiritual fire that seems to be a constant aspect in a lot of my stuff. I reckon it signifies soul and life and a certain forever, eternal, greatness. I also picked the Kansas City era Joe because I like to think of him singing without a microphone coming out from behind the bar