Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2008

Big Mama Thornton - jail

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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.

That's a damned shame, because Thornton's menacing growl was indeed something special. The hefty belter first opened her pipes in church but soon embraced the blues. She toured with Sammy Green's Hot Harlem Revue during the 1940s. Thornton was ensconced on the Houston circuit when Peacock Records boss Don Robey signed her in 1951. She debuted on Peacock with "Partnership Blues" that year, backed by trumpeter ... Read More...

Kommentare:

GHoSTFiNGeR hat gesagt…

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k02 hat gesagt…

Thanks again

crateman302 hat gesagt…

Nice!!!!!

alex hat gesagt…

another great artist!
many thanks again ghost!

the soulsoup hat gesagt…

just wikied willie mae found out there was a film made about her with jill scott playing the lead roll in 2007 called hounddog ,) great post great album big up ghosty

the rapper hat gesagt…

Nice share Ghost!

Liam hat gesagt…

Thank you. I have the ball & chain album of which this must be in the same vein. Love to hear more Peacock if you have any (or similar old RnB)

pinkpob hat gesagt…

thanks ghost

christopher hat gesagt…

Thank you!