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Big Mama Thornton Audio CD
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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 (28 Nov 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arhoolie
  • ASIN: B000AA4J16
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,165 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sweet Little Angel
2. The Place
3. Little Red rooster
4. Unlucky girl
5. Hound Dog
6. Swing It On Home
7. Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be
8. Session Blues
9. Down Home Shake down
10. My Heavy Load
11. School Boy
12. I Need Your Love
13. Good Time In London
14. Chauffeur Blues
15. Swing It On Home
16. Hound Dog
17. Big Mama talks With Chris Strachwitz

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This CD reissue of Big Mama Thornton's 1965 studio session in London is a pristine snapshot of the too-often-overlooked blues singer. In Europe features a top-notch band, including Buddy Guy (in absolutely peak form on lead guitar) and Fred McDowell (on slide), some of Thornton's best tunes - including "Hound Dog" of course - and six bonus tracks. The disc concludes with a rare interview clip of Thornton in conversation with Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. These features make In Europe a must for collectors. Personnel: Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (vocals, harmonica, drums); Buddy Guy (guitars); Fred McDowell (slide guitar); Walter "Shakey" Horton (harmonica); Eddie Boyd (piano, organ); Jimmy Lee Robinson (electric bass); Fred Below (drums). Recorded at Wessex Studios, London, England, 20th October 1965.

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5.0 out of 5 stars wrong band... 21 May 2012
By Ian Mac
Format:Audio CD
I'm just about to order this cd as it's a great line-up of musicians, but they are NOT the Muddy Waters band! Big Mama made a terrific studio album in California with Muddy's band, but this ain't it....
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5.0 out of 5 stars daveyboy 1 Sep 2010
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fantastic a must have for your collection,would recomend 100% and at an unbelievable silly price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1965 revisited a very pleasant surprise. 24 Mar 2013
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I saw the 1965 Blues Tour with all the personnel on this record, plus more superb blues Artists. This album was recorded in London at the end of the tour I think. I was fortunate enough to call in the hotel in Bradford where the tour members were staying in Bradford. Two friends of mine and I spent about an hour and a half talking to Big Mama and Fred McDowell, another friend had a long talk with Buddy Guy and another with the tour manager. It was a very memorable finale to a great evening. This recording captures the spirit and sheer exhuberance of Big Mama in particular and also the rest of the musicians. Willie Mae Thornton (big mama) is in brilliant form, this is the best recording I have of her and Fred McDowell and Buddy Guy are superb too. Yet another great re-issue from Ahoolie! "Have Mercy"
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5.0 out of 5 stars The ORIGINAL Hound Dog Mama! 14 Jun 2008
By Platinum Man - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a VERY enjoyable session...Big Mama JAMS in London! And what a line-up of sidemen, including Buddy Guy! Ms. Thornton always sang life-infused blues; highlights include "Sweet Little Angel," "Little Red Rooster" and "Unlucky Girl." We're blessed with two takes of keepers like "Swing It on Home" and "Hound Dog." Yes...we're blessed with TWO definitive versions of the classic song that a certain Mississippian later recorded and made famous. Big Mama sang it FIRST...and sang it BEST! Big Mama ROCKS!
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Europe 16 May 2013
By MELALINA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you like the blues, you'll love this CD. Big Mama has a voice that is second to none! A treat!
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