The Bosses

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The Bosses
The Bosses.jpg
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
The Bosses
Life Ain't Easy
Count Basie chronology
Basie Jam
The Bosses
Basie Big Band

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]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

An Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated that it was one of Turner's better late-period albums, and that he was on top form on "Night Time Is the Right Time," "Wee Baby Blues" and "Roll 'Em Pete".[1]

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



  1. ^ a b c Scott Yanow (1973-12-11). "The Bosses - Count Basie,Big Joe Turner | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-02.