Big Mama Thornton
Genres:
Blues, R&B
Meta styles:
Early Acoustic Blues, Early R&B, Electric Blues, Jump Blues/Piano Blues, Texas Blues
Styles:
Electric Texas Blues, Juke Joint Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues, West Coast Blues

Big Mama Thornton (Willie Mae Thornton, December 11, 1926, Montgomery, AL - July 25, 1984, Los Angeles, CA) was an American blues musician. Her introduction to music, as with most fellow blues legends, started in the Baptist church. The daughter of a minister, she and her six siblings began to sing at a very early age. While still a child, Willie Mae taught herself to play the drums and harmonica, and by the age of 14, she had run away from home to make her career in secular music.

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They Call Me Big Mama (With Harlem Stars)

They Call Me Big Mama (With Harlem Stars)

1
Year:
2005
Tracks:
23
Bitrate:
192 kbps
With The Muddy Waters Blues Band

With The Muddy Waters Blues Band

5
Year:
2004
Tracks:
17
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Mighty Crazy (With Lightnin' Hopkins)

Mighty Crazy (With Lightnin' Hopkins)

Year:
2002
Tracks:
12
Bitrate:
128 kbps
The Complete Vanguard Recordings CD3

The Complete Vanguard Recordings CD3

Year:
2000
Tracks:
7
Bitrate:
320 kbps
The Complete Vanguard Recordings CD2

The Complete Vanguard Recordings CD2

Year:
2000
Tracks:
7
Bitrate:
320 kbps
The Complete Vanguard Recordings CD1

The Complete Vanguard Recordings CD1

Year:
2000
Tracks:
7
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Ball N' Chain

Ball N' Chain

2
Year:
1989
Tracks:
16
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Sassy Mama

Sassy Mama

Year:
1975
Tracks:
7
Bitrate:
192 kbps
Jail

Jail

2
Year:
1975
Tracks:
7
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Saved (Vinyl)

Saved (Vinyl)

1
Year:
1973
Tracks:
8
Bitrate:
320 kbps
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