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(1965) Blues by Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown * Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog" in 1952, #Blues #Big_Mama_Thorton #RhythmandBlues

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Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (1926-1984) was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record the hit song "Hound Dog" in 1952. The song was #1 on the Billboard R charts for seven weeks in 1953. The B-side was "They Call Me Big Mama", and the single sold almost two million copies.

Big Momma Thornton (born Willie Mae Thornton), blues singer & songwriter. She was known for her powerful voice, sexually explicit lyrics, tough demeanor, as well as for wearing men's clothing. She was the 1st to record hits Hound Dog & Ball 'n' Chain which would later be sung by Elvis Presley & Janis Joplin. She was inducted into the Blues HoF, http://ozmusicreviews.com/what-every-music-fan-needs-to-know-about-sister-rosetta-tharpe

Big Mama Thornton, best known for her gutsy 1952 rhythm and blues recording of "Hound Dog," later covered by Elvis Presley, and for her original song "Ball and Chain," made famous by Janis Joplin.

Esperanza Spalding--- is a jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.She has won 4 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards,making her the first jazz artist to win the award

big mama thornton. "Hound Dog" is a twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton in 1952. Other early versions illustrate the differences among blues, country, and rock and roll in the mid-1950s. The 1956 remake by Elvis Presley is the best-known version; it is his version that is No. 19 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.