Sep 19, 2012 · Blues in a perfect way: 2 Parts of a life show in 1965: In the 1st part Big Mama Thornton is singing Hound Dog. 2:35 In the 2nd part Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Big Walter Horton & Dr Ross
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Willie Mae Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) better known as 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, which became her biggest hit, staying seven weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B chart in 1953 and selling almost two million copies.
Big Mama Thornton was the artist who basically continued Bessie Smith tradition of sassy black blues queens in new r&b idiom and her growling vocals suggested woman who won’t take any nonsense from anybody.She was the one who recorded “Hound dog” and “Ball and chain” long before Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin,and was bitter that others had big