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Big Mama Thornton — The Way It Is! (1969)

Big Mama Thornton – The Way It Is! (1969)

Total Time 47:57 | ripped from CD @ 320 kbps

Willie Mae (“Big Mama”) Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) was an American Texas blues, R&B singer, and songwriter.

She was the original singer to record the hit song “Hound Dog” in 1952. The song was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for seven weeks. The B-side was “They Call Me Big Mama,” and the single sold almost two million copies.

Three years later, Elvis Presley recorded the Rock ‘n’ roll version of the song. In a similar occurrence, she wrote and recorded “Ball n’ Chain,” which became a hit for her. Janis Joplin later recorded “Ball and Chain,” and it became a huge success in the late 1960s.

Big Mama Thornton album cover

As an influence over the music and musicians which followed her, her importance cannot be overstated. Her name and legacy will forever remain among the very greatest of blues legends.

Thornton’s mighty voice, take-no-guff attitude, and incendiary stage performances influenced generations of blues and rock singers and carried on the tradition of tough “blues mamas” like Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, and Ma Rainey.

In 2007, in the movie Hounddog, singer Jill Scott played “Big Mama” Thornton.

Tracklisting

Little Red Rooster
One Black Rat
Rock Me Baby
Wade In The Water
Sweet Little Angel
Baby Please / Mojo Workin’
Watermelon Man
Don’t Need No Doctor

Big Mama Thornton (vocals & harps) George Smith (harmonica & harps) Jay Hodges (tenor sax) J.D. Nicholson (piano) Bee Houston (guitar) Flip Graham (bass) Unknown (drums) recorded live October 1969 at Thee Experience, Los Angeles.


Here be Big Mama:

part1

part2

Thanks to the original poster

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Big Mama Thornton, Music_Blues, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Big Mama Thornton — The Way It Is! (1969)

Big Mama Thornton – The Way It Is! (1969)

Total Time 47:57 | ripped from CD @ 320 kbps

Willie Mae (“Big Mama”) Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) was an American Texas blues, R&B singer, and songwriter.

She was the original singer to record the hit song “Hound Dog” in 1952. The song was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for seven weeks. The B-side was “They Call Me Big Mama,” and the single sold almost two million copies.

Three years later, Elvis Presley recorded the Rock ‘n’ roll version of the song. In a similar occurrence, she wrote and recorded “Ball n’ Chain,” which became a hit for her. Janis Joplin later recorded “Ball and Chain,” and it became a huge success in the late 1960s.

Big Mama Thornton album cover

As an influence over the music and musicians which followed her, her importance cannot be overstated. Her name and legacy will forever remain among the very greatest of blues legends.

Thornton’s mighty voice, take-no-guff attitude, and incendiary stage performances influenced generations of blues and rock singers and carried on the tradition of tough “blues mamas” like Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, and Ma Rainey.

In 2007, in the movie Hounddog, singer Jill Scott played “Big Mama” Thornton.

Tracklisting

Little Red Rooster
One Black Rat
Rock Me Baby
Wade In The Water
Sweet Little Angel
Baby Please / Mojo Workin’
Watermelon Man
Don’t Need No Doctor

Big Mama Thornton (vocals & harps) George Smith (harmonica & harps) Jay Hodges (tenor sax) J.D. Nicholson (piano) Bee Houston (guitar) Flip Graham (bass) Unknown (drums) recorded live October 1969 at Thee Experience, Los Angeles.


Here be Big Mama:

part1

part2

Thanks to the original poster

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Big Mama Thornton, Music_Blues, _MUSIC | Leave a comment