Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton

Vocals, Drums, Harmonica

Date of Birth:  December 11, 1926    Ariton, AL

Date of Death:  July 25, 1984    Los Angeles, CA

Place of Burial:  Inglewood Park Cemetery

                         720 East Florence Avenue

                         Los Angeles, CA  90301

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  M Plot, Grave 2486-B

SELECTED RECORDINGS

Let Your Tears Fall Baby / No Jody For Me, Peacock Records (5-1587)

Mischievous Boogie / Every Time I Think Of You, Peacock Records (5-1603)

Hound Dog / Night Mare, Peacock Records (5-1612)

They Call Me Big Mama / Cotton Picking Blues, Peacock Records (5-1621)

I Smell A Rat / I've Searched The Whole World, Peacock Records (5-1632)

Stop Hoppn' On Me / Story Of My Blues, Peacock Records (5-1642)

Rock A Bye Baby / Walking Blues, Peacock Records (5-1647)

I Ain't No Fool Either / The Big Change, Peacock Records (5-1626)

Just Like A Dog (Barking Up The Wrong Tree) / My Man Called Me, Peacock Records (5-1681)

Before Day (Big Mama's Blues)Me And My Chauffeur, Kent (K 424X45)

Swing It On Home / My Heavy Load, Arhoolie (45-512)

Ball And Chain / Wade In The Water, Arhoolie (45-520)

Let's Go Get Stoned / Hound Dog, Mercury (72981)

In Europe, Arhoolie Records (CD 9056)

Big Mama Thornton And The Chicago Blues Band, Arhoolie Records (F 1032)

Stronger Than Dirt, Mercury (SR 61225)

Saved, Pentagram (PE 10005)

Jail, Vanguard (VMD 79351)

Mama's Pride, Vanguard (VPC 40001)

Hound Dog - The Peacock Recordings, MCA Records (MCAD 10668)

The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vanguard (3VCD 175)

The Complete 1950-1961 Precious & Rare Collection, Le Chant du Monde Jazz

Rock-A-Bye Baby - The 1950-1961 Recordings, Hoodoo (263492)

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