Something Different for RBR Music Fans

I thought I would throw this out for the RBR music fans. This is not a replacement for the Random 10.

I would like to introduce you to Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton. She was born December 11, 1926, in Ariton, Alabama (though later claimed Montgomery as birthplace). She was a rhythm and blues singer. Most may recognize later re-makes of her two most famous hits – Leiber and Stoller’s "Hound Dog" and her own "Ball n’ Chain". She played with a who’s who of R&B and Jazz musicians and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1984. She died of heart and liver complications July 25, 1984 from years of alcohol abuse.

(Full history can be found in the Michael Sporke biography "Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music", Wikipedia, and other on-line websites)

Some Youtube video/audio

(okay for work)

Hound Dog (and Down Home Shakedown)

Ball n’ Chain

Everything Gonna Be Alright

Oh Happy Day

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