Like other readers, I was somewhat bemused to read the review by Mr O Buxton (Olly Buxton). Amazon is a commercial site that sells music and video products, rather than a platform for airing wide-ranging musical/cultural opinions. That is to say, the object of posting a review is to try to get the flavour of a particular product (in this case a Big Mama Thronton CD) that will help the reader to make a decision about whether or not to buy it.
Olly Buxton is perfectly entitled to his views of how Thornton and her version of Hound Dog is perceived, and that may or not coincide with those of myself or others. But this is not a CD review by any stretch of the imagination. Hound Dog is actually the only song on the album to which he refers - if his post was really a CD review, he might have mentioned one or two of the other 21 tracks here, and possibly give an evaluation of what Big Mama Thornton's talents or otherwise really were. As it is, the comments are out of place here and would more appropriately appear in some roots/blues magazine or other.