Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings

Big Mama Thornton

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Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Review

by Bill Dahl

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."

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Big Mama Thornton 02:51
2 Big Mama Thornton 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
3 Big Mama Thornton 01:45 SpotifyAmazon
4 Big Mama Thornton 02:04 SpotifyAmazon
5 Big Mama Thornton 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
6 Big Mama Thornton 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
7 Big Mama Thornton 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
8 Big Mama Thornton 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
9 Big Mama Thornton 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
10 Big Mama Thornton 02:53 SpotifyAmazon
11 Big Mama Thornton 02:28 SpotifyAmazon
12 Big Mama Thornton 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
13 Big Mama Thornton 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
14 Big Mama Thornton 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
15 Big Mama Thornton 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
16 Big Mama Thornton 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
17 Big Mama Thornton 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
18 Big Mama Thornton 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
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