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Hound Dog - The Essential Collection

Big Mama Thornton Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 July 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B0000258FI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,951 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Hound Dog 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. My Man Called Me 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Smell A Rat 1:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. They Call Me Big Mama (Single Version) 2:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cotton Picking Blues 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Willie Mae's Trouble 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Just Can't Help Myself 2:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Ain't No Fool Either (Single Version) 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. You Don't Move Me No More 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Let Your Tears Fall Baby 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rock-A-Bye Baby 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Yes, Baby (Album Version) 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. How Come 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Nightmare 2:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Stop A-Hoppin' On Me 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Just Like A Dog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Walking Blues 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Big Change 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Hard Times 2:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Laugh, Laugh, Laugh 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Fish 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. I've Searched The Whole World Over (With False Start) 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

1951-56 'Duke/Peacock') (57:37/22) Ihre ausgezeichneten frühen Blues- und R&B-Aufnahmen aus Texas / Her excellent early blues and r&b recordings made in Texas.Medium 1
  1. Hound Dog
  2. My Man Called Me
  3. I Smell A Ral
  4. They Call Me Big Mama
  5. Cotton Picking Blues
  6. Willie Mae's Trouble
  7. I Just Can't Help Myself
  8. I Ain't No Fool Either
  9. You Don't Move Me Anymore
  10. Let Your Tears Fall Baby
  11. Rock-A-Bye Baby
  12. Yes, Baby (Duet with Johnny Ace)
  13. How Come
  14. Nightmare
  15. Stop A-Hoppin' On Me
  16. Just Like A Dog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree
  17. Walking Blues
  18. The Big Change
  19. Hard Times
  20. Laugh, Laugh, Laugh
  21. The Fish
  22. I've Searched The Whole World Over

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff 2 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
You're probably here because you know her version of Hound Dog and want to know if there's anything else worth having by 'Big Mama' Thornton. Well you're in luck. If you like Hound Dog then this fine collection of rockin' Rhythm n Blues is going to be right up your street: 22 tracks and not a duffer on there. Obviously it all has a similar-ish sort of feel to it, and in the way of artists of the day, Hound Dog gets revisited at least in theme and attitude a few times here, but at least with enough variation not to get tiresome. Highlights for me include I Just Can't Help Myself, The Fish, Yes Baby (with Johnny Ace), Walking Blues (containing more than a hint of Otis Rush's My Love Will Never Die), and of course the aforementioned Hound Dog.

I can't say if this is the definitive collection of Big Mama's work as it's the only one I own. Probably there's more comprehensive ones available, but if you're looking for a single cd album at budget price I doubt you'll do much better. Go on, give it a try. What have you got to lose?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of Big Mama 26 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I agree with one previous reviewer that this collection has quite a bit of repetition regarding 'Hound Dog' but I don't agree that this repetition doesn't detract from the overall quality. In my opinion it does. Hound Dog is a great record and, with apology to Elvis, Big Mama recorded the best version, but this doesn't excuse 6 other tracks being similar and, in two cases, copies. Big Mama has a much more varied back-catalogue than this CD suggests and there are many tracks that could have been used instead to give the list more depth. Big Mama is a great performer however and her music is always worth listening to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine addition to your blues collection 8 Sep 2013
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A good selection of blues from a sassy lady. Big Mama really puts her heart and soul into her singing and you won't be disappointed with this CD. It can get a little 'samey' with some of the tracks but nevertheless worth having
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 July 2014
By roymac
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This lady had rock and roll in her veins
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