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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Hound Dog - The Essential Collection
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on 26 September 2013
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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on 16 March 2014
I am new to Big Mama, although have known for years that Elvis made a ton of money off her original version, much like Georgia Gibbs had more airplay than Laven Baker's ' Tweedlee Dee '. I am very glad I gave her a chance, because I love her, and she is a fine addition to my Lavern Baker, Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington, Varetta Dillard, etc collection.

I love her songs and her words make me smile, and I love how rather than being ashamed of being 300 pounds at the time, she flaunts her size and defies you to mess with her !

I hear that a new biography is due out next month, so I shall be looking out for it.
Her end was quite a sad one and she was a shadow of her former self, and a collection had to be made in order to even bury her decently.

RIP, BM. xx
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on 8 September 2013
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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on 3 September 2016
Love Mama's original version of' Hound Dog'. Nice collection of blues numbers but she is a bit of a shouter.
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on 11 April 2017
Much prefer this "Hound Dog" to Elvis'. Definitely worth a listen
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on 22 March 2017
Great cd
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on 12 July 2014
This lady had rock and roll in her veins
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on 18 July 2017
Usual great music from big mama.
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on 26 January 2013
prima and quick delivery.no problems whatsoever so i am a satisfied customer theo vanderheyden
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on 17 May 2017
Great
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