The Very Best Of Big Mama Thornton (2CD SET)

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497629
Cat No: NOT2CD762


By all accounts Big Mama Thornton was a force of nature. Her talent and striking personality took her all around the United States in her twenties and thirties and later to many places around the world, including a trip to England in 1965 when she wowed an audience at Croydon’s Fairfield Hall. Big Mama Thornton certainly left her mark. During her career she had attracted real critical acclaim. John Norris in Coda magazine had written in 1969: “Her voice is gutsy, earthy and hoarse, but at the same time there is a beauty, sensitivity and control to everything she does.” The proof of such acclaim is found in abundance here.

Disc 1

1. Hound Dog
2. They Call Me Big Mama
3. Story Of My Blues
4. Cotton Picking Blues
5. Rock-A-Bye Baby
6. My Man Called Me
7. I’m All Fed Up
8. Big Mama’s Coming Home
9. Mischievous Boogie
10. No Jody For Me
11. Stop A-Hoppin’ On Me
12. Let Your Tears Fall Baby
13. Every Time I Think Of You
14. Just Like A Dog (Barking Up The Wrong Tree)
15. I’ve Searched The Whole World Over

Disc 2

1. I Smell A Rat
2. I Ain’t No Fool Either
3. Don’t Talk Back
4. The Big Change
5. Walking Blues
6. The Fish
7. Big Mama’s Blues
8. How Come
9. Laugh, Laugh, Laugh
10. Partnership Blues
11. Night Mare
12. You Did Me Wrong
13. Tarzan & The Signified Monkey
14. Yes, Baby (with Johnny Ace)