1. Ed Ward on Big Joe Turner, the man behind “Shake, Rattle, and Roll”:

    I saw Turner perform in New York in the early ’80s. He was living in the same apartment building as my friend Brian, and one day as we were headed back there, Big Joe Turner was out front doing his daily exercises. Brian offered to introduce us, and as I shook Big Joe’s big hand and said, “It’s an honor to meet you.” He looked me straight in the eye and said, “Yes, it soitainly is.” I gotta say: It soitainly was.

  2. Big Joe Turner

    Shake Rattle and Roll