YouTube - Big Joe Turner / Pete Johnson 1938 - Roll 'Em Pete
Big Joe Turner had a great boogie swing band. (Roll 'Em Pete) A boogie swing piano that you could definitely boogie and rock to in 1938.. I'm sure this song influenced the later works of Ike Turner "Rocket 88", Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and the many keyboarders to follow.
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