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Big Mama Thornton - The Complete 1950-1961 Precious & Rare Collection


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Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton only notched one national hit in her lifetime, but it was a true monster. "Hound Dog" held down the top slot on Billboard's R&B charts for seven long weeks in 1953. Alas, Elvis Presley's rocking 1956 cover was even bigger, effectively obscuring Thornton's chief claim to immortality.
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  • Audio CD (11 Feb. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Le Chant du Monde Jazz
  • ASIN: B00AF2VRM8
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,711 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Blues singer Big Mama Thornton's early recordings in their entirety include 35 tracks of which four were not released as singles or 78's at the time. Both CDs have been remastered with the greatest care. The 36 page booklet includes rare contemporary documents, a text in French and English and a detailed discography.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ChrisR on 23 April 2013
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Here is a woman gifted with a great voice who is too often overlooked by the 'unenlightened'. Seek her out and bring some thrall into your life.
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great cd 13 April 2015
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this set of cds is incredible. the recordings are clean and clear. the selection of songs is great. i received the cds faster than i expected.
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