BIG MAMA THORNTON - Rock-A-Bye-Baby: The 1950-1961 Recordings

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Hoodoo | Autor: AT

Big Mama Thornton, who disdains any diet, has not only set a monument to herself with "Hound Dog" (later Elvis Presley) and "Ball And Chain" (later Janis Joplin), but above all with her voluminous and sometimes even screaming singing, not to forget her more or less obscene sayings. The compilation (including a 16-page booklet) comprises 29 tracks of classic blues that gets under your skin. A lesson in pure feeling and direct expression.

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