Chanteuse Rhythm 'n' Blues 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).

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 Joe Scott's band.
But it was her third Peacock date with Johnny Otis' band that proved the winner. With Pete Lewis laying down some truly nasty guitar behind her, Big Mama shouted "Hound Dog," a tune whose authorship remains a bone of contention to this day (both Otis and the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller claim responsibility), and soon hit the road a star.
But it was an isolated incident. Though Thornton cut some fine Peacock follow-ups -- "I Smell a Rat," "Stop Hoppin' on Me," "The Fish," "Just like a Dog" -- through 1957, she never again reached the hit parade. Even Elvis was apparently unaware of her; he was handed "Hound Dog" by Freddie Bell, a Vegas lounge rocker. Early-'60s 45s for Irma, Bay-Tone, Kent, and Sotoplay did little to revive her sagging fortunes, but a series of dates for Arhoolie that included her first vinyl rendition of "Ball and Chain" in 1968 and two albums for Mercury in 1969-1970 put her back in circulation (Janis Joplin's overwrought but well-intentioned cover of "Ball and Chain" didn't hurt either). Along with her imposing vocals, Thornton began to emphasize her harmonica skills during the 1960s.
Thornton was a tough cookie. She dressed like a man and took no guff from anyone, even as the pounds fell off her once-ample frame and she became downright scrawny during the last years of her life. Medical personnel found her lifeless body in an L.A. rooming house in 1984.

Talents : Vocals

Style musical : Blues, Rhythm 'n' Blues

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Mischievous Boogie (1952)

Hound Dog (1953)

THEY CALL ME BIG MAMA (1953)

I SMELL A RAT (1954)

ROCK A BYE BABY (1954)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & SP

1950 78 t. & SP E&W 100 (US)

The HARLEM STARS (feat. Willie Mae THORNTON vcl) - All Right Baby / Bad Luck Got My Man

1951 78 t. PEACOCK 1567 (US)

Willie Mae THORNTON - JOE SCOTT ORCHESTRA - Partnership Blues / All Fed Up

1951 SP PEACOCK 5-1567 (US) Willie Mae THORNTON - JOE SCOTT ORCHESTRA - Partnership Blues / All Fed Up
1951 78 t. PEACOCK 1587 (US)

Willie Mae THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S BAND - No Jody For Me / Let Your Tears Fall Baby

1951 SP PEACOCK 5-1587 (US) Willie Mae THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S BAND - No Jody For Me / Let Your Tears Fall Baby
1952 78 t. PEACOCK 1603 (US)

Everytime I Think Of You (Willie Mae THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA) / Mischievous Boogie (Willie Mae THORNTON - JOE SCOTT ORCHESTRA)

1952 SP PEACOCK 5-1603 (US) Everytime I Think Of You (Willie Mae THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA) / Mischievous Boogie (Willie Mae THORNTON - JOE SCOTT ORCHESTRA)
03/1953 78 t. PEACOCK 1612 (US)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - Kansas City BILL & ORCHESTRA - Hound Dog / Night Mare

03/1953 SP PEACOCK 5-1612 (US) Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - Kansas City BILL & ORCHESTRA - Hound Dog / Night Mare
07/1953 78 t. PEACOCK 1621 (US)

They Call Me Big Mama (Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - Kanasa City BELL & ORCHESTRA) / Cotton Pickin' Blues (Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA)

07/1953 SP PEACOCK 5-1621 (US) They Call Me Big Mama (Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - Kanasa City BELL & ORCHESTRA) / Cotton Pickin' Blues (Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA)
1953 78 t. PEACOCK 1626 (US)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA - The Big Change / I Ain't No Fool Either

1953 SP PEACOCK 5-1626 (US) Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA - The Big Change / I Ain't No Fool Either
04/1954 78 t. PEACOCK 1632 (US)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - JOHNNY OTIS BAND - I Smell A Rat / I've Searched The Whole World Over

04/1954 SP PEACOCK 5-1632 (US) Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - JOHNNY OTIS BAND - I Smell A Rat / I've Searched The Whole World Over
06/1954 78 t. KARUSELL K 66 (F)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON with Joe SCOTT & His ORCHESTRA -

08/1954 78 t. PEACOCK 1642 (US)

Willie Mae THORNTON - Burt KENDRICKS & His Orch. - Stop Hoppin' On Me / Story Of My Blues

08/1954 SP PEACOCK 5-1642 (US) Willie Mae THORNTON - Burt KENDRICKS & His Orch. - Stop Hoppin' On Me / Story Of My Blues
10/1954 78 t. PEACOCK 1647 (US)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - Rock A Bye Baby / Walking Blues

10/1954 SP PEACOCK 5-1647 (US) Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - Rock A Bye Baby   / Walking Blues
1954 78 t. VOGUE V 3328 (F)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON with Joe SCOTT & His Orchestra - Hound Dog / Mischevious Boogie

12/1954 78 t. VOGUE V 2284 (F) Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON with Joe SCOTT & His Orchestra - Hound Dog / Mischevious Boogie
03/1955 78 t. PEACOCK 1650 (US)

Willie M. THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA - Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / The Fish

03/1955 SP PEACOCK 5-1650 (US) Willie M. THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA - Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / The Fish
12/1955 78 t. PEACOCK 1654 (US)

How Come (Willie Mae THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA) / Tarzan And The Dignified Monkey (Willie Mae THORNTON & Elroy PEACE)

12/1955 SP PEACOCK 5-1654 (US) How Come (Willie Mae THORNTON - BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA) / Tarzan And The Dignified Monkey (Willie Mae THORNTON & Elroy PEACE)
1956 SP PEACOCK 5-1612 (US)

Hound Dog (Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON, Kansas City BILL & Orchestra) / Rock A Bye Baby (Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - JOHNNY OTIS' ORCHESTRA)

1956 78 t. KARUSELL 15040 (FIN)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON with JOE SCOTT & His ORCHESTRA - Hound Dog / Mischevious Boogie

11/1957 SP PEACOCK 5-1681 (US)

Willie Mae THORNTON - JOHNNY OTIS' BAND - Just Like A Dog (Barking Up The Wrong Tree) / My Man Called Me

1961 SP BAY-TONE 107 (US)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON - You Did Me Wrong / Big Mama's Blues

1961 SP IRMA IR13X (US)

Big Mama THORNTON & The HI TONES - Don't Talk Back / Big Mama's Coming Home

1961 ? SP SPEED 851 (US)

Big Mama THORNTON - You Don't Need Me / Checkin' Out

1964 SP SHARP 101 (US)

Big Mama THORNTON with JOHNNY TALBOT'S BAND - Before Day (Big Mama's Blues) / Me And My Chauffeur

1964 SP SOTO PLAY SO-0033/0034 (US)

Willie Mae (Big Mama) THORNTON - arranged by Ray SHANKLIN - Summer Time / The Truth'll Come To The Light

1964 SP SOTO PLAY SO-0039/0040 (US) Willie Mae (Big Mama) THORNTON - Tom Cat / Monkey In The Barn
1964 SP CAROLYN 45-005 (US) Willie Mae (Big Mama) THORNTON - The Truth'll Come To The Light / Summertime
1964 SP CAROLYN 45-006 (US)

Willie Mae (Big Mama) THORNTON - arranged by Ray SHANKLIN - Mercy / Yes I Cried

02/1965 SP SUE WI-345 (UK)

Willie Mae THORNTON - Tom Cat / Monkey In The Barn (instr.)

1965 SP SOTO PLAY SP-050 (US) Willie Mae (Big Mama) THORNTON - arranged by Ray SHANKLIN -  Mercy / Yes I Cried
1965 SP KENT K 424X45 (US)

Big Mama THORNTON - Before Day (Big Mama's Blues) / Me And My Chauffeur

01/1966 SP ARHOOLIE 45-512 (US)

Big Mama THORNTON - Swing It On Home / My Heavy Load

10/1966 SP GALAXY 749 (US)

"Big Mama" THORNTON - Life Goes On / Because It's Love

1967 SP MOVIN' MM 144 (US)

Big Mama THORNTON - Curtis TILLMAN & Band - Their Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Part 1 / Their Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Part 2

1967 SP MOVIN' MM 145 (US)

Big Mama THORNTON - Curtis TILLMAN & Band -  - Don't Do Me This Way / Let's Go Get Stoned

1968 SP ARHOOLIE 45-520 (US)

Big Mama THORNTON & Her HOUNDDOGS - Ball And Chain - Part 1 / Wade In The Water

10/1969 SP MERCURY 72981 (US)

Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON, arranged by Rene HALL & Everett MINOR - Let's Go Get Stoned / Hound Dog

1973 SP ABC / DUNHILL GOLDIES 45 45 D-1495 (US)

Willie Mae THORNTON - Hound Dog / I Smell A Rat

199? SP AMERICAN PIE 9133 (US)

Sweet Home Chicago (Little Junior PARKER) / Hound Dog (Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON)

199? SP COLLECTABLES COL-90056 (US) Sweet Home Chicago (Little Junior PARKER) / Hound Dog (Willie Mae "Big Mama" THORNTON)
20?? SP BAY-TONE 107 (US)

You Did Me Wrong (Big Mama THORNTON) / Midnight Blues (Baby Calloway & His Band)















Albums

09/1966 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1028 (US) BIG MAMA THORNTON IN EUROPE - Swing It On Home / Sweet Little Angel / The Place / Little Red Rooster / Unlucky Gir / Hound Dog / My Heavy Load / School Boy / Down-Home Shake-Down / Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be / Session Blues
1966 LP 12" ARHOOLIE F 1032 (US)

Big Mama Thornton With Muddy Waters Blues Band - I'm Feeling Alright / Sometimes I Have A Heartache / Black Rat (take 4) / Life Goes On / Everything Gonna Be Alright / Big Mama's Bumble Bee Blues / Gimme A Penny (take 6) / Looking The World Over / I Feel The Way I Feel / Guide Me Home

1967 LP 12" ARHOOLIE F 1032 (US) BIG MAMA THE QUEEN AT MONTEREY - BIG MAMA THORNTON VOL. 2 WITH THE CHICAGO BLUES BAND - I'm Feeling Alright / Sometimes I Have A Heartache / Black Rat (take 4) / Life Goes On / Everything Gonna Be Alright / Big Mama's Bumble Bee Blues / Gimme A Penny (take 6) / Looking The World Over / I Feel The Way I Feel / Guide Me Home
1968 LP 12" ARHOOLIE ST 1039 (US)

Ball And Chain - Big Mama Thornton - Lightnin' Hopkins - Larry Williams - Big Mama THORNTON : Ball And Chain / Wade In The Water / Larry Williams : So Much Trouble / That's My Girl / I Know You Hear Me Calling / Lightnin’ HOPKINS : Come On Baby / Money Taker / Mama's Fight / My Woman / Gabriel

1969 LP 12" MERCURY SR 61225 (US)

STRONGER THAN DIRT - 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

1969 LP 12" MERCURY 134.234 MCY (F)

Original Blues From The U.S.A. - 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

1969 LP 12" MERCURY SR 61249 (US)

THE WAY IT IS - Little Red Rooster / One Black Rt / Rock Me Baby / Wade In The Water / Sweet Little Angel / Baby Please Don't Go-Got My Mojo Workin' / Watermelon Man / Don't Need No Doctor

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
1971 LP 12" PENTAGRAM PE 10,005 (US)

SAVED - Oh, Happy Day / Down By The Riverside / Glory, Glory Hallelujah / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Lord Save Me / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / One More Rover / Go Down Moses

1975 LP 12" VANGUARD VSD 79351 (US) JAIL -Little Red Rooster / Ball 'n' Chain / Jail / Hound Dog / Rock Me Baby / Sheriff O.E. & Me / Oh Happy Day
1975 LP 12" VANGUARD VSD 79354 (US)

SASSY MAMA! - Rolling Stone / Lost City / Mr. Cool / Big Mama's New Love / Private Number / Sassy Mama / Everybody's Happy (But Me)

1976 LP 12" Trio PA-9723 (JAP) MISTY / T.HONDA + MAMA T. - Misty / Bridge Over Trouble Water / But Not For Me / Bell / Stormy Monday / I Love You More Today Than Yesterday / For Once In My Life
1978 LP 12" VANGUARD VPC 40001 (UK)

MAMA'S PRIDE - Big Mama's New Love / Rolling Stone / Mr Cool / Lost City / Private Number / Little Red Rooster / Ball And Chain / Hound Dog / Rock Me Baby / Jail

1979 LP 12" CRAZY CAJUN CC-1104 (US)

BIG MAMA THORNTON - CLIFTON CHENIER - LIVE & TOGETHER! - Two Steppin' (instr.) / Night Time / Little Red Rooster / Let's Do The Mess Around / Crawfish For Soul

1982 LP 12" INTERMEDIA QS-5022 (US)

B.B. KING & BIG MAMA THORNTON & MUDDY WATERS - LIVE AT NEWPORT - B.B. KING : Outside Help / Big Mama THORNTON : Little Red Rooster / Ball And Chain / Muddy WATERS : Long Distance Call / Where's My Woman / Got My Mojo Workin'

1984 LP 12" Tobacco Road ‎/ ASTAN B/2635 (GER)

B.B. King featuring Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton ‎– The Newport Live Concert - B.B. KING : Outside Help / Big Mama THORNTON : Little Red Rooster / Ball And Chain / Muddy WATERS : Long Distance Call / Where's My Woman / Got My Mojo Workin'

1985 LP 12" Famous Music ‎FM 14506 (GRE)

B.B. King & Big Mama Thornton & Muddy Waters ‎– Live At Newport - B.B. KING : Outside Help / Big Mama THORNTON : Little Red Rooster / Ball And Chain / Muddy WATERS : Long Distance Call / Where's My Woman / Got My Mojo Workin'

1986 LP 12" ACE CH 170 (UK) QUIT SNOOPIN' ROUND MY DOOR - Rock A Bye Baby / Hard Times / I Ain't No Fool Either / You Don't Move Me No More / No Jody For Me / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / Everytime I Think Of You / Mischievous Boogie / Just Like A Dog (Barking Up The Wrong Tree) / I've Searched The Whole World Over / How Come / Night Mare / Stop Hoppin' On Me / Story Of My Blues / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / The Fish
1988 2 LP 12" CHARLY CDX-24 (UK) STRONGER THAN DIRT / THE WAY IT IS :
DISC 1 :  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
DISC 2 : 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
1989 LP 12" ARHOOLIE CD 305 (US)

BALL 'N' CHAIN - Sweet Little Angel / Unlucky Girl / Swing It On Home / Little Red Rooster / Hound Dog / Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be / School Boy / My Heavy Load / I'm Feeling Alright / Sometimes I Have A Heartache / Black Rat / Life Goes On / Bumble Bee / Gimme A Penny / Wade In The Water / Ball 'n' Chain

1989 CD ACE CHAD 277 (UK)

YOU OLE HOUN' DAWG - Hound Dog / Walking Blues / My Man Called Me / Cotton Picking Blues / Willie Mae's Blues / The Big Change / Partnership Blues / I'm All Fed Up / I Smell A Rat / I Just Can't Help Myself / Yes Baby / Tarzan And The Signified Monkey / They Call Me Big Mama / Before Day (Big Mama's Blues) / Me And My Chauffeur

1989 CD ARHOOLIE / P-VINE PCD-2518 (JAP) BIG MAMA THORNTON IN EUROPE - Swing It On Home / Sweet Little Angel / Little Red Rooster / Unlucky Girl / Hound Dog / My Heavy Road / School Boy / Down Home Shake Down / Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be / Session Blues / I'm Feeling Alright / Sometimes I Have A Heartache / Black Rat / Life Goes On / Everything Gonna Be Alright / Bumble Bee / Looking The World Over / I Feel The Way I Feel / My Love
06/1990 CD ACE CDCHD 940 (UK)

THE ORIGINAL HOUND DOG - Hound Dog / Walking Blues / My Man Called Me / Cotton Picking Blues / Willie Mae's Blues / The Big Change / I Smell A Rat / I Just Can't Help Myself / They Call Me Big Mama / Hard Times / I Ain't No Fool Either / Yoy Don't Move Me No More / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / I've Searched The Whole World Over / Rock A Bye Baby / How Come / Nightmare / Stop Hoppin' On Me / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / Just Like A Dog (Barking Up The Wrong Tree) / The Fish / Mischievous Boogie

12/1992 CD MCA MCAD 10668 (US) HOUND DOG - THE PEACOCK RECORDINGS - Hound Dog / My Man Called Me / I Smell A Rat / They Call Me Big Mama / You Don't Move Me No More (prev. unissued 1955 recording with Bill Harvey Orchestra) / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / Rock-A-Bye Baby / Yes, Baby / How Come / Nightmare / Stop Hoppin' On Me / Just Like A Dog / Walking Blues / The Big Change / Hard Times (prev. unissued 1952 recording with Johnny Otis Orchestra) / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / The Fish / I've Searched The Whole World Over
1993 CD Pilz ‎449321-2 (UK) GOLDEN LEGENDS SERIES - B.B. King - Big Mama Thornton - Muddy Waters ‎– Live At Newport - LIVE AT NEWPORT : Big Mama THORNTON : Little Red Rooster / Ball And Chain / B.B. KING : Outside Help / Muddy WATERS : Long Distance Call / Where's My Woman Been / Got My Mojo Workin' / Bonus Track - Classic Original Recording : B.B. KING : You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
09/1994 CD JUST A MEMORY RSCD 0002 (CAN) THE RISING SUN COLLECTION - Spoonful / Rock Me Baby / Ball And Chain / Watermelon Man / Summertime / Medley: Hound Dog - Walkin' The Dog / Medley: Sweet Little Angel - Three O'Clock Blues / Sassy Mama
1996 CD Altaya ‎01249 (S)

The Big Change - Hound Dog / My Man Called Me / You Don't Move Me No More / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / Rock-A-Bye Baby / How Come / Nightmare / Stop A-Hoppin' / Walking Blues / The Big Change / Hard Times / I've Searched The Whole World Over (with false start)

1999 CD Half Moon ‎HMNCD 048 (UK)

"Hound Dog" The Essential Collection - Hound Dog / My Man Called Me / I Smell A Rat / They Call Me Big Mama / Cotton Picking Blues / Willie Mae's Trouble / I Just Can't Help Myself / I Ain't No Fool Either / You Don't Move Me Anymore / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / Rock-A-Bye Baby / Yes, Baby (duet with Johnny Ace) / How Come / Nightmare / Stop A-Hoppin' On Me / Just Like A Dog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree / Walking Blues / The Big Change / Hard Times / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / The Fish / I've Searched The Whole World Over (Wth false start)

04/2000 3 CD VANGUARD 175/77-2 (US) THE COMPLETE VANGUARD RECORDINGS :
CD 1 : JAIL : Little Red Rooster / Ball 'N' Chain / Jail / Hound Dog / Rock Me Baby / Sheriff O.E. & Me / Oh Happy Day
CD 2 : SASSY MAMA! : Rolling Stone / Lost City / Mr. Cool / Big Mama's New Love / Private Number / Sassy Mama / Everybody's Happy (But Me)
CD 3 : BIG MAMA SWINGS : Good-Bye Baby / Gonna Leave You / Mixed Up Feeling / Special / Going Fishing / Big Mama Swings / Happy Me
2001 2 CD CATFISH KATCD 225 (UK)

BIG MAMA THORNTON - LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS - MIGHTY CRAZY - Lightnin’ HOPKINS : I Love My Biscuits / Key To The Highway / Come In / Messin' Around / Mighty Crazy / Lightnin' Does It / Lawd Have Mercy / Catfish Blues / Big Mama THORNTON : Early One Morning / Rock Me Baby / Hound Dog / Ball And Chain

05/2004 CD CLASSICS 5088 (F)

THE CHRONOLOGICAL BIG MAMA THORNTON - 1950-1953 - All Right Baby (HARLEM STARS)/ Bad Luck Got My Man (HARLEM STARS) / Partnership Blues / Mischievous Boogie / I'm All Fed Up / Cotton Picking Blues / Everytime I Think Of You / No Jody For Me / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / They Call Me Big Mama / Walking Blues / Hound Dog / Just Can't Help Myself / Nightmare / Rock A Bye Baby / Hard Times / I've Searched The Whole World Over / I Ain't No Fool Either / The Big Change / I Smell A Rat / Yes, Baby (Johnny ACE & Band) / Willie Mae's Blues

07/2004 CD ARHOOLIE CD 9043 (US)

BIG MAMA THORNTON WITH THE MUDDY WATERS BLUES BAND - 1966 - I'm Feeling Alright / Sometimes I Have A Heartache / Black Rat (take 4) / Life Goes On / Everything Gonna Be Alright / Big Mama's Bumble Bee Blues / Gimme A Penny (take 6) / Looking The World Over / I Feel The Way I Feel / Guide Me Home / Black Rat (take 2) / Wrapped Tight / Gimme A Penny (take 5) / Big Mama's Shuffle / Since I Fell For You / I'm Feeling Alright (fast version) / Big Mama's Blues (My Love)

08/2005 CD PROPER CD 2078 (UK)

A PROPER INTRODUCTION TO... BIG MAMA THORNTON - THEY CALLED ME BIG MAMA -  All Right Baby (HARLEM STARS) / Bad Luck Got My Man (HARLEM STARS) / Partnership Blues / Mischievous Boogie / I'm All Fed Up / Cotton Picking Blues / Everytime I Think Of You / No Jody For Me / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / They Call Me Big Mama / Walking Blues / Hound Dog / Just Can't Help Myself / Nightmare / Rock A Bye Baby / Hard Times / I've Searched The Whole World Over / I Ain't No Fool Either / The Big Change / I Smell A Rat / Yes, Baby / Willie Mae's Blues / Stop Hoppin' On Me

09/2005 CD ARHOOLIE CD 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 TRACKS : I Need Your Love / Good Time In London / Chauffeur Blues / Swing It On Home / Hound Dog / Big Mama Talks with Chris Strachwitz
09/2005 CDJUST A MEMORY JAM 9154-2 (CAN) Collectors' Classics - SASSY MAMA - Tell Me Pretty Baby / Rock Me Baby / Ball And Chain / Watermelon Man / Summertime / Medley: Hound Dog - Walkin` The Dog / Medley: Sweet Little Angel - Three O'Clock Blues / Sassy Mama
2005 CD DISKY 903636 (NL)

BLUES - Hound Dog / They Call Me Big Mama / How Come / The Fish / Walking Blues / Cotton Picking Blues / The Big Change / Mischievous Boogie / Rock A Bye Baby / Nightmare / Laugh Laugh Laugh / I Ain't No Fool Either / I Smeli A Rat / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / I've Searched The World Over / Stop Hoppin' On Me

06/2007 CD VANGUARD 73170-2 (US)

VANGUARD VISIONARIES - Hound Dog / Ball And Chain / Sassy Mama / Little Red Rooster / Rock Me Baby / Big Mama Swings / Rolling Stone / Good-Bye Baby / Gonna Leave You / Big Mama's New Love

2013 2 CD LE CHANT DU MONDE 274 2238.39 (F)

THE COMPLETE 1950-1961 :
CD 1 : Partnership Blues / Mischievous Boogie / I'm All Fed Up / Cotton Picking Blues / Everytime I Think Of You / No Jody For Me / Let Your Tears Fall Baby / They Call Me Big Mama / Walking Blues / Hound Dog / Just Can't Help Myself / Nightmare / Rockabye Baby / Hard Times / I've Searched The Whole World Over / All Right Baby / Bad Luck Got My Man
CD 2 : I Ain't No Fool Either / The Big Change / I Smell A Rat / Yes, Baby / Willie Mae's Blues / Tarzan And The Dignified Monkey / Stop Hoppin' On Me / Story Of My Blues / The Fish / You Don't Move Me No More / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / How Come / Just Like A Dog (Barking The Wrong Tree) / My Man Called Me / You Did Me Wrong / Big Mama's Blues / Don't Talk Back / Big Mama's Coming Home

09/2014 CD HOO DOO 263492 (US)

ROCK-A-BYE BABY - THE 1950-1961 RECORDINGS - Hound Dog / Rock-A-Bye Baby / Mischievous Boogie / Don't Talk Back / You Don't Move Me No More / Just Can't Help Myself / Stop Hoppin’ On Me / They Call Me Big Mama / Walking Blues / I Smell A Rat / Just Like A Dog / Let Your Tears Fall, Baby / Tarzan And The Dignified Monkey / Cotton Picking Blues / Everytime I Think Of You / Partnership Blues / Yes, Baby / Tom Cat / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / Nightmare / All Right Baby / You Did Me Wrong / How Come / I Ain't No Fool Either / Willie Mae's Blues / Hard Times / Big Mama's Coming Home / The Fish / My Man Called Me

04/2017 2 CD Primo PRMCD 6212 (EUR)

The Essential Recordings :
CD 1 : Hound Dog / Nightmare / They Call Me Big Mama / All Right Baby / Just Can't Help Myself / Bad Luck Got My Man / I'm All Fed Up / Partnership Blues / No Jody For Me / Let Your Tears Fall, Baby / Hard Times / Every Time I Think Of You / Mischievous Boogie / Rock-A-Bye Baby / Cotton Picking Blues / I Ain't No Fool, Either / The Big Change
CD 2 : I've Searched The World Over / I Smell A Rat / Yes, Baby / Stop A-Hoppin' On Me / Story Of My Blues / Walking Blues / The Fish / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / Tarzan And The Dignified Monkey / How Come? / Just Like A Dog(Barking Up The Wrong Tree) / My Man Called Me / Willie Mae's Blues / You Did Me Wrong / Don't Talk Back / Big Mama's Coming Home

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