Chanteuse noire US née Willie Mae Thornton le 11 décembre 1926 à Montgomery (Alabama). "Big" Mama Thornton a été découverte par Johnny Otis en 1952 qui l'engage dans ses "Blue Caravan". Elle a enregistré pour Peacock Records. Elle est décédée le 25 juillet 1984 à Los Angeles (Californie).

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

09/1966 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1028 (US) BIG MAMA THORNTON IN EUROPE - Sweet Little Angel / The Place / Little Red Rooster / Unlucky Girl / Houng Dog [take 1] / Swing It On Home [take 1] / Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be / Session Blues / Down Home Shake Down / My Heavy Load / School Boy
1970 LP 12" BACKBEAT BLP-68  (US) SHE'S BACK - Cotton Picking blues / Willie Mae's Blues / Big Change / Walking Blues / Just Can't Help Myself / Hound Dog / They Call Me Big Mama / Tarzan And The Signified Monkey / My Man Called Me / I Smell A Rat
1968 LP 12" MERCURY 134 234 MCY (F) BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN - Born Under A Bad Sign / Hound Dog / Ball And Chain / Summertime / Rollin' Stone / Let's Go Get Stoned / Funky Broadway / That Lucky Old Sun / Ain't Nothin' You Can Do / I Shall Be Released
1986 LP 12" ACE CH 170 (UK) QUIT SNOOPIN' ROUND MY DOOR
1988 2 LP 12" CHARLY CDX-24 (UK) STRONGER THAN DIRT / THE WAY IT IS - (Stronger Than Dirt) : Born Under A Bad Sign / Hound Dog / Ball & Chain / Summertime / Rollin' Stone / Let's Go Get Stoned / Funky Broadway / That Lucky Old Sun / Ain't Nothin' You Can Do / I Shall Be Released (The Way It Is) : Little Red Rooster / One Black Rat / Rock Me Baby / Wade In The Water / Sweet Little Angel / Medley: Baby Please Don't Go - Got My Mojo Working - Watermelon Man - Don't Need No Doctor
09/2005 CD ARHOOLIE 9056 (US) BIG MAMA THORNTON IN EUROPE - Sweet Little Angel / The Place / Little Red Rooster / Unlucky Girl / Houng Dog [take 1] / Swing It On Home [take 1] / Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be / Session Blues / Down Home Shake Down / My Heavy Load / School Boy / Bonus : I Need Your Love / Good Time In London / Chauffeur Blues / Swing It On Home / Hound Dog / Big Mama Talks with Chris Strachwitz

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