01. HOUND DOG 02. ROCK-A-BYE BABY03. MISCHIEVOUS BOOGIE04. DON'T TALK BACK05. YOU DON'T MOVE ME NO MORE06. JUST CAN'T HELP MYSELF07. STOP A-HOPPIN' ON ME <br
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Thornton Big Mama - Rock-A-Bye Baby – The 1950-1961 Recordings (CD)€13,00
One of America’s finest blues singers, the impressive Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, is probably best known as the originator of “Hound Dog”, Elvis Presley’s most successful single, and “Ball ‘n’ Chain”, one of Janis Joplin’s signature songs. Thornton’s performances on the blues, R&B, and rock circuits riveted audiences. Her booming voice, sometimes 200-pound frame, sexuallyexplicit lyrics and exuberant stage manner had people stomping their feet and shouting encouragement.
This quintessential collector’s edition contains 29 fabulous remastered studio tracks she made for different labels, such as Peacock, Duke, Irma and Bay-Tone, between 1950 and 1961. These songs mark some of the finest works from the golden age of rhythm & blues. Highlights include the aforementioned rock & roll anthem, “Hound Dog”, plus explosive numbers like “Rock-A-Bye Baby”, “Don’t Talk Back”, “I Smell a Rat”, and “Stop A-Hoppin’ on Me”. This is the essential material upon which Big Mama Thornton’s legend was built.
WILLIE MAE “BIG MAMA” THORNTON, lead vocals and occasional harmonica, plus:
The Johnny Otis Band, The Kansas City Orchestra, and Bill Harvey’s Orchestra:
featuring Bill Harvey (saxophone), Joe Scott (trumpet), Pluma Davis (trombone), Roy Gaines (guitar).
Recorded in Houston, Los Angeles, and Oakland, between 1951 and 1961.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET