Big Mama Thornton

Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings

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Let's face it, Big Mama Thornton will always be chiefly recalled for her growling 1952 reading of the Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller classic "Hound Dog." But the other 17 sides on this collection of her 1952-1957 output for Don Robey's Peacock Records aren't exactly makeweight. Thornton's mighty roar was backed by the jumping combos of Johnny Otis and saxist Bill Harvey, producing additional gems in "My Man Called Me," "They Call Me Big Mama," "The Fish," and a duet with the ill-fated Johnny Ace, "Yes Baby."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:51
2 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
3 1:45 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:04 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:38 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:52 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:53 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:28 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:13 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:38 SpotifyAmazon
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