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  • ‎ Blues by Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown

    8:25

    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 are playing on the harmonica Down Home Shakedown.
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  • Big Mama Thornton - Everything Gonna Be Alright

    5:06

    Big Mama Thornton & Muddy Waters Blues Band - Everything Gonna Be Alright

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  • Big Mama Thornton - Big Mama Thornton Sings Hound Dog and other Rhythm & Blues Hits

    46:23

    Big Mama Thornton - Big Mama Thornton Sings “Hound Dog“ and other Rhythm & Blues Hits

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    Tracklist :

    00:00 - Hound Dog
    02:48 - They Call Me Big Mama
    04:51 - Rock A Bye Baby
    07:25 - I Ain't No Fool Either
    09:45 - Walking Blues
    12:43 - Mischievous Boogie
    15:15 - Nightmare
    18:06 - Let Your Tears Fall Babe
    20:51 - My Man Called Me
    23:27 - Smell a Rat
    25:08 - How Come
    27:40 - Cotton Picking Blues
    30:27 - Laugh Laugh Laugh
    33:10 - The Big Change
    35:52 - I've Searched the World Over
    38:27 - Stop a Hoppin On Me
    40:54 - The Fish
    43:34 - Just Like a dog

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  • Big Mama Thornton 1970

    6:03

    Big Mama Thornton performs Ball and Chain with Buddy Guy's Blues Band

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  • Big Mama Thornton Rock Me Baby 1971

    7:24

    Big Mama Thornton Rock Me Baby 1971(Live)

    Rock me baby, rock me all night long
    Rock me baby, rock me all night long
    Rock me baby, like my back ain't got no bones

    Rock me baby, honey, rock me slow
    Rock me baby, honey, rock me slow
    Rock me baby, till I want no more

    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long

    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long

    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long
    Rock me all night long



























    Songwriters
    KING, RILEY B. / BIHARI, JOE


    Read more: B.B. King - Rock Me Baby Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  • Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog Blues

    2:51

    Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton (December 11, 1926 -- July 25, 1984) was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record the hit song Hound Dog in 1952.

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  • Big Mama Thornton - Ball n Chain

    4:23

    April 14, 1984...(*) Thornton was found dead at age 57 by medical personnel in a Los Angeles boarding house, on July 25, 1984.

  • Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton-Little Red Rooster

    5:53

    Little Red Rooster

    Recorded live at Monroe State Prison in Monroe (1987)

  • BIG MAMA THORNTON IN CONCERT Eugene Oregon 1971

    28:24

    Songs: Blues Walk, Early In The Morning, Ball And Chain, Hound Dog, Rock Me Baby, and So Long.

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  • Big Mama Thornton 1984: Rooster Blues / Ball & Chain - Hound Dog

    11:08

    1984/4/14 L.A., Big Mama Thornton (v,harm) & Band:
    3:30 Rooster Blues / 7:21 Ball And Chain - Hound Dog /
    L.A., Legends Of Rhythm & Blues (34min excerpt-item-1), also the below items are from this fine documentary:
    1984 Lloyd Glenn (p): 1:25 How Long Blues /
    1984 Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers: 2:40 Honeydrippers Theme - Pink Champagne /
    1984 Charles Brown (p,v): 3:05 Merry Christmas, Baby /
    1984 Joe Liggins: 2:00 Little Joe´s Boogie /
    & Margie Evans (v): 2:30 Mistreatin´ Woman /
    1984 Lowell Fulson (g,v) & Lloyd Glenn (p) & band: 4:00 Reconsider Baby /
    1984 Big Jay McNeely (ts,v) & Band: 1:50 unident.title / 4:30 unident.title /
    details are welcomed

  • Big Mama Thornton - Summertime

    4:15

    Album - Stronger Than Dirt

  • Big Mama Thornton - Gonna Leave You

    8:57

  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Didnt It Rain

    7:46

    Live Performance of Rosetta Tharpe with 'Didn't It Rain' anno 1964 in Manchester, England as part of The British Tours of The American Folk Blues Festival.

    You can buy the whole DVD with the British Tours 1963 to 1966 via


  • Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, George Harmonica Smith - LIVE IN CONCERT

    56:10

    Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, George Harmonica Smith - LIVE IN CONCERT - 1971 University of Oregon - from DVD Gunsmoke Blues

  • Sweet Little Angel

    5:31

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    Sweet Little Angel · Big Mama Thornton

    Ball n' Chain

    ℗ 1989 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Originally released on Arhoolie Records.

    Released on: 1989-01-01

    Producer: Chris Strachwitz

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  • Big Mama Thornton - The Way It Is - Full Vinyl Album

    47:38

    1970 Mercury Records live album recorded in L.A.

    Side 1:
    1. [0:00] Little Red Rooster
    2. [7:55] One Black Rat
    3. [11:39] Rock Me Baby
    4. [16:46] Wade In The Water

    Side 2:
    1. [22:16] Sweet Little Angel
    2. [28:56] Medley: Baby Please Don't Go/Got My Mojo Workin'
    3. [34:40] Watermelon Man
    4. [39:09] Don't Need No Doctor

  • Big Mama Thornton - Born Under A Bad Sign

    3:47

    Album - Stronger Than Dirt

  • Big Mama Thornton - My heavy road

    5:56

  • Gunsmoke Blues --- Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George Harmonica Smith

    1:16:52

    Gunsmoke Blues --- Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George Harmonica Smith

    During a production hiatus of the popular TV Show Gunsmoke, the film crew decided to take off and film a barnstorming blues revue making it’s way across the country and they ended up in Eugene, OR with cameras rolling to film Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner and George Harmonica Smith as they performed in a music hall. Date: October 20, 1971.

    Setlist:
    1. Big Mama Thornton - Early One Morning
    2. Big Mama Thornton - Ball And Chain
    3. George Harmonica Smith - Juke
    4. George Harmonica Smith - Leaving Chicago
    5. Big Joe Turner - Hide And Seek
    6. Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle And Roll
    7. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
    8. Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call
    9. Muddy Waters - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
    10. Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working
    11. Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George Harmonica Smith - So Long

    12. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
    13. Muddy Waters - She's Nineteen Years Old
    14. Muddy Waters - Walking Thru The Park

    Muddy Waters Band:
    Muddy Waters: guitar, vocals
    George Harmonica Smith: Harmonica
    Pinetop Perkins: Piano
    Sammy Lawhorn: guitar
    Pee Wee Madison: guitar
    Calvin Fuzz Jones: bass
    Willie Big Eyes Smith: drums

  • Big Mama Thornton - I smell a rat

    2:49

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  • Big Mama Thornton - Watermelon Man ♪♫

    3:59

    Big Mama Thornton was born in Ariton, Alabama on December 11th 1926. Her albums include The Way It Is, The Rising Sun Collection (2), Hound Dog and Sassy Mama. She had occupations including singer-songwriter, songwriter, opera singer and singer. She lived in Montgomery. She died in Los Angeles in July 1984 aged 57 years and 7 months old.


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  • Lets Go Get Stoned

    4:31

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    Let's Go Get Stoned · Big Mama Thornton

    Stronger Than Dirt

    ℗ A Mercury Records release; ℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1969-01-01

    Producer: Al Schmitt
    Composer Lyricist: Josephine Armstead
    Composer Lyricist: Nickolas Ashford
    Composer Lyricist: Valerie Simpson

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Aretha Franklin & Big Mama Thornton - Nobody Knows You When Youre Down LIVE 1980

    3:12

    Aretha & the legendary Big Mama Thornton - Nobody Knows You When You're Down - Live appearance together 1980

  • Everything Gonna Be Alright

    5:06

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    Everything Gonna Be Alright · Big Mama Thornton · Muddy Waters Blues Band

    Big Mama Thornton with the Muddy Waters Blues Band - 1966

    ℗ 1966 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Originally released on Arhoolie Records.

    Released on: 1966-01-01

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  • Summertime

    4:16

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    Summertime · Big Mama Thornton

    Stronger Than Dirt

    ℗ A Mercury Records release; ℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1969-01-01

    Producer: Al Schmitt
    Composer Lyricist: George Gershwin

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  • big mama thornton - down home shakedown-.mpg

    5:38

    Impresionante!!!!!

  • Ball And Chain

    4:43

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    Ball And Chain · Big Mama Thornton

    Stronger Than Dirt

    ℗ A Mercury Records release; ℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1969-01-01

    Producer: Al Schmitt
    Composer Lyricist: Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton

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  • Sassy Mama

    4:57

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    Sassy Mama · Big Mama Thornton

    Sassy Mama!

    ℗ 1991 Vanguard Records

    Released on: 1991-01-01

    Composer: Unknown

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  • Ball N Chain

    4:32

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    Ball N' Chain · Big Mama Thornton

    Ball n' Chain

    ℗ 1989 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Originally released on Arhoolie Records.

    Released on: 1989-01-01

    Producer: Chris Strachwitz

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  • ‎Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Down Home Shakedown Live 1965

    8:23

    Not my video, just love the blues.

  • Big Mama Thornton - Sometimes I Have a Heartache

    3:50

    Big Mama Thornton & Muddy Waters Blues Band - Sometimes I Have a Heartache

  • Wade in the Water

    2:57

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    Wade in the Water · Big Mama Thornton

    Ball n' Chain

    ℗ 1989 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Originally released on Arhoolie Records.

    Released on: 1989-01-01

    Producer: Chris Strachwitz

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog Estèphe Remix

    3:52

    Hound Dog is a twelve-bar blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Recorded originally by Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton on August 13, 1952, in Los Angeles and released by Peacock Records in late February 1953, Hound Dog was Thornton's only hit record

    I decided to make a version for the dance floor, re-arranging the construction and just adding beat programmation, bass, noises, crowd, in the full respect of the original.

    Estèphe

  • BIG MAMA THORNTON - I FEEL THE WAY I FEEL

    5:06

  • Janis Joplin - BALL n CHAIN 16:9

    4:56

    Video by Fiko Henna © rANKo TINTORetto

  • Big Mama Thornton - Gonna Leave You

    8:57

    Album Vanguard Visionaries, 2007

    Lyrics:

    One day I'm gonna leave you, I know you think I won't.
    Well, gonna find someone to love me.
    Because you think I won't. You always too tired.
    Always, too tired to give me a little kiss.
    I know, you are trying to hide.
    Trying to hide. Take my name off of your list.
    I said I'm gonna find someone to love.
    Because you think I won't.
    Play me a little blues. Satisfy me.
    Play, play me a little blues and try and satisfy me.
    Babe, you trying to hide.
    Said take my name off of your list.
    Let me hear from you little brother!
    (Guitar Solo)
    You trying to be so slick,
    Whenever you come home.
    Covering up by saying you are sick,
    Whenever you have been wrong.
    Oh I know, I have to leave you.
    And you know, you think I won't.
    I said I'm gonna find, me someone to love me.
    Because, because, you say I don't love no one but you.
    But I, I know you a liar.
    Someone out there, someone out there, is trying.
    You tried to be slick, whenever you do come home.
    Covering up, by saying you are sick
    When you know you been wrong.
    I just gotta leave you. I know you think I won't.
    I gotta find, I gotta find, someone to love me.
    Because, I know you say, say I won't. Lord have mercy.
    I just gotta find someone. I know they're out there.
    Looking for a true love. I know a true love, true love,
    A true love, a true love is hard, true love, true love,
    Is hard, true love, true love, Is-a hard; to find.
    And you'll never find another like-a me,
    I'm gonna leave you.
    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,[2] which became her biggest hit, staying seven weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B chart in 1953[3] and selling almost two million copies.[4] Thornton's other recordings included the original version of Ball and Chain, which she wrote.
    Thornton's birth certificate states that she was born in Ariton, Alabama,[5] but in an interview with Chris Strachwitz she claimed Montgomery, Alabama, as her birthplace, probably because Montgomery was better known than Ariton.[6] She was introduced to music in a Baptist church, where her father was a minister and her mother a singer. She and her six siblings began to sing at early ages.[7] Her mother died young, and Willie Mae left school and got a job washing and cleaning spittoons in a local tavern. In 1940 she left home and, with the help of Diamond Teeth Mary, joined Sammy Green's Hot Harlem Revue and was soon billed as the New Bessie Smith.[6] Her musical education started in the church but continued through her observation of the rhythm-and-blues singers Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie, whom she deeply admired.
    In the 1970s, years of heavy drinking began to damage Thornton's health. She was in a serious auto accident but recovered to perform at the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival with Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson (a recording of this performance, The Blues—A Real Summit Meeting, was released by Buddha Records). Thornton's last albums were Jail and Sassy Mama for Vanguard Records in 1975. Other songs from the recording session were released in 2000 on Big Mama Swings. Jail captured her performances during mid-1970s concerts at two prisons in the northwestern United States.[6] She was backed by a blues ensemble that featured sustained jams by George Harmonica Smith and included the guitarists Doug Macleod, Bee Houston and Steve Wachsman; the drummer Todd Nelson; the saxophonist Bill Potter; the bassist Bruce Sieverson; and the pianist J. D. Nicholson. She toured extensively through the United States and Canada, played at the Juneteenth Blues Fest in Houston and shared the bill with John Lee Hooker.[6] She performed at the San Francisco Blues Festival in 1979 and the Newport Jazz Festival in 1980. In the early 1970s, Thornton's sexual proclivities became a question among blues fans.[9] Big Mama also performed in the Blues Is a Woman concert that year, alongside classic blues legend Sippie Wallace, sporting a man's three-piece suit, straw hat, and gold watch. She sat at center stage and played pieces she wanted to play, which were not on the program.[20] Thornton took part in the Tribal Stomp at Monterey Fairgrounds, the Third Annual Sacramento Blues Festival, and the Los Angeles Bicentennial Blues with BB King and Muddy Waters.

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  • Big Mama Thornton - Life Goes On

    3:29

    Big Mama Thornton & Muddy Waters Blues Band - Life Goes On

  • Big Mama Thornton-Im Feeling Alright

    3:03

    Recorded April 25th, 1966
    Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton Vocals
    Muddy Waters Guitar
    Otis Spann Piano
    James Cotton Harmonica
    Sammy Lawhorn Guitar
    Luther Johnson Bass
    Francis Clay Drums

  • Big Mama Thornton - Ive Searched the World Over

    2:44

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  • Rock Me Baby

    6:43

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    Rock Me Baby · Big Mama Thornton

    The Complete Vanguard Recordings

    ℗ 2000 Vanguard Records

    Released on: 2000-01-01

    Composer: Unknown

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  • Big Mama Thornton - Gonna Leave You

    8:58

    Album : BIG MAMA SWINGS (THE COMPLETE VANGUARD RECORDINGS), 1975

  • Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

    3:20

    fliped with ''Night Mare'' issued on Peacock Records in 1953

  • Big mama Thornton hound dog 1967

    3:21

    Big mama Thornton With John Hammond's Spirituals ta Swing 1967

  • Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton-Ball And Chain

    7:27

    Ball And Chain

    Recorded live at Monroe State Prison in Monroe (1987)

  • Big Mama Thornton-I Feel the Way I Feel

    5:06

    I Feel the Way I Feel

  • Big Mama Thornton - Black Rat Take 4

    2:53

    Big Mama Thornton & Muddy Waters Blues Band - Black Rat [Take 4]

  • Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

    2:50

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  • Big Mama Thornton - I Smell a Rat

    1:49

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  • Big Mama Thornton - Sweet Little Angel

    5:27

    Big Mama Thornton with her version of Sweet Little Angel from the 1965 release, In Europe. She has great sidemen on the album from the American Folk Blues Festival revue. Buddy Guy on guitar, Fred Below on drums, Eddie Boyd on piano & organ, and Jimmie Lee Robinson on bass. Enjoy...

  • Willie Mae Thornton - The Truthll Come To The Light - Solo Play

    2:46



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