Big Mama Thornton
"Well, they call me Big Mama cause I weigh 300 pounds. Call me Big Mama cause I weigh 300 pounds. I can rock and I can roll them and I can really go to town."
(1965) Blues by Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown
(1965) Blues by Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown * Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog" in 1952, #Blues #Big_Mama_Thorton #RhythmandBlues
Big Mama Thornton (1926 – 1984)“Big Mama” Thornton was a large, tall, imposing woman that commanded the stage and took charge of everything and everyone around her. She was known to take no lip from anyone at any time. She was also a woman that knew the blues and could sing the blues with a power to match and even surpass many noted male singers.Photo by Dick Waterman
Illustrated J.B. Lenoir discography
1965 American Folk Blues Festival ensemble: Big Mama Thornton, Big Walter Horton, J.B. Lenoir, Doctor Ross, Fred Below (on drums in background), John Lee Hooker & Mississippi Fred McDowell; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 12; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir