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Celebrating the Birthday of Big Joe Turner

From: KCUR
Series: 12th Street Jump
Length: :00

(Air Dates: May 13-19) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner. On the funny side of things, we figure out what gives our very own Joe Cartwright the blues and later we send the 2012 graduates off in style with an original tune.

Piece Description

Public Radio's weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam, 12th STREET JUMP celebrates America's original art form, live! from one of its birthplaces-- 12th Street in Kansas City, where Basie tickled and ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week, hosts Pearl MacDonald and Pete Weber offer up a lively hour of topical sketch comedy, improvs with the audience and some great live jazz and blues from the 12th STREET JUMP band (musical director Joe Cartwright, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and Mike Warren on drums) and vocalists David Basse and Nedra Dixon. Special guests join the fun every week down at the 12th Street Jump.

Timing and Cues

Two 60 second breaks, one at 20:01 and 40:01, with music bed

Intro and Outro


piano intro, then lyric: "Rockin at the Reno Club where Basie kept time..."


credits, tag line: "where it's always jumping," followed by fadeout at 59:00

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