Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thorton

Taking a page from the kool kats over at Oscars Wild Years and doin’ it how they do; Big Mama Thorton recorded Hound Dog and Don Robey produced it*. Elvis Presley then recorded it in 1956. The young guitarist playing with her is a slick, quick, gotta get in those licks  “Buddy” Guy!  Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thorton to this day has not been given her props for that song. This is my homage!!! “And bow wow to you too!”

*Information found on KEXP Documentaries page at blog.kexp.org

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