Big Thornton Mama - Best Of Big Mama Thornton 1951-58 (Ofgv) | RECORD STORE DAY

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Best Of Big Mama Thornton 1951-58 (Ofgv)
Artist: Big Thornton Mama
Format: Vinyl


Rel. Date: 07/14/2023
UPC: 824046161521

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1. Partnership Blues
2. I'm All Fed Up
3. Let Your Tears Fall Baby
4. Mischeivous Boogie
5. Hound Dog
6. Night Mare
7. Cotton Picking Blues
8. They Call Me Big Mama
9. I Ain't No Fool Either
10. I Smell A Rat
11. Walking Blues
12. How Come
13. Just Like A Dog (Barking Up The Wrong Tree)
14. My Man Called Me
15. Don't Talk Back
16. Big Mama's Coming Home

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Vinyl LP pressing. Powerhouse performer, Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton, was a singing sensation who did not get the recognition her talents so richly deserved. A big woman with a big personality, Big Mama Thornton possessed one of the most soulful voices in R&B history. She had a huge-selling R&B No.1 with the original recording of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's Hound Dog, but would see her success eclipsed by Elvis Presley who would go on to sell 10 million copies globally with his cover on his way to being crowned The King of Rock 'n' Roll. This 16-track, 140g black vinyl, goes some way in showcasing her colourful personality as well as highlighting her as a performer who brought much more to popular music than one landmark hit. Also includes numbers such as They Call Me Big Mama, I Smell A Rat, Just Like A Dog (Barking Up The Wrong Tree), Don't Talk Back and Big Mama's Coming Home. Big Mama Thornton not only gifted the world one of the most bombastic interpretations of the blues, but she also helped redefine the place of black women in the music business.