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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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rough and Honest Blues. Buy This! 22 July 2000
By RogerOutWest - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
You would expect somebody named "Big Mamma" to belt the blues out in a big, gravelly voice that suggests that she has seen it and done it all. Big Momma delivers all of that in "Jail." Big Momma provides old time blues the way it used to be and all too often seldom is anymore. You can smell the tobacco smoke and spilled wiskey when you listen to her. This is blues for hard working, hard drinking people. If you like your blues rough around the edges, this CD is for you. Personally, it is one my top 5 and I never get tired of listening to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big Mama Thornton's Jail CD 25 Aug 2008
By Weldon C. Follis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I really enjoyed this CD. It has the essence of Big Mama and is recorded in the Pacific NW which is my home region. I enjoy the little bit of dialogue and as with all of her work Big Mama is a joy to listen to for her vocal talents. She seems to have the backing of a good band which was not always the case in her career. I don't understand why she doesn't have more of a following. I guess it just has to do with the Blues genre being mostly embraced by gray-beards like myself...
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Real as it gets. 8 Feb 2008
By J. Reade - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Big Mama Thornton is the most astounding blues belter there ever was. This cd is probably her best; made more powerful by the interaction with the prisoners. This is the real deal honey.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great blues singer. 8 April 2010
By Maury A. Kroopnick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Big Mama Thornton is a great blues singer. Her heart goes into the music. She plays a mean harmonica. This CD is one you should add to your blues collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars try mama on for size! awesome. 20 Feb 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Mama Thornton is one of the best. If you're just getting into blues I recommend mama. She's got that tell blues sounds and flavor. This particular compilation is good to start with, it really gets you bluesy!
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