The Bosses

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The Bosses
Studio album by Big Joe Turner, Count Basie
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 43:59
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Big Joe Turner chronology
Flip, Flop & Fly
(1972)
The Bosses
(1973)
Life Ain't Easy
(1974)
Count Basie chronology
Basie Jam
(1973)
The Bosses
(1973)
Basie Big Band
(1975)

The Bosses is a 1973 album by American blues shouter Big Joe Turner accompanied by a small group led by Count Basie, recorded in 1973 and released on the Pablo label. [1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated that it was one of Tuner's better later albums, and that he was on top form on "Night Time Is the Right Time," "Wee Baby Blues" and "Roll 'Em Pete".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Honeydripper" (Joe Liggins) - 6:42
  2. "Honey Hush" (Nat King Cole, Big Joe Turner, Lou Willie Turner) - 2:37
  3. "Cherry Red" (Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner) - 4:42
  4. "Night Time Is the Right Time" (Leroy Carr, Lew Herman) - 3:54
  5. "Blues Around the Clock" (Willie Bryant) - 4:58
  6. "Since I Fell for You" (Buddy Johnson) - 3:55
  7. "Flip, Flop and Fly" (Chuck Calhoun, Lou Willie Turner) - 3:28
  8. "Wee Baby Blues" (Johnson, Big Joe Turner) - 5:37
  9. "Good Morning Blues" (Count Basie, Eddie Durham, Jimmy Rushing) - 3:50
  10. "Roll 'Em Pete" (Johnson, Turner) - 4:16

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jazz Review accessed November 14, 2010
  2. ^ a b Scott YanowAllmusic Review accessed November 14, 2010