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
(1972)Flip, Flop & Fly1972
The Bosses
(1973)
Life Ain't Easy
(1974)Life Ain't Easy1974
Count Basie chronology
Basie Jam
(1973) Basie Jam1973
The Bosses
(1973) The Bosses1973
Basie Big Band
(1975) Basie Big Band1975

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[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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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