Yeah, yeah, yeah, she's eating chicken, but just look at her. Is that not the cutest photo of Big Mama Thornton you've ever seen? Tonight was her night, and I've been all over the place. Here's just a few of what I came across. It was all over after I saw the video below. I started thinking about how easy it is to find cool shit online nowadays, and how much of it there is. Before the internet, you would never get the opportunity see the clip. Now there's a million of them, and you'll never see them all. But you can start with this one. Big Mama Thornton, 1965, doing "Hound Dog" with Buddy Guy on guitar, and then "Down Home Shakedown", a blues harp battle with her, John Lee Hooker, Big Walter "Shakey" Horton and Dr. Ross. It's exhausting.
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Big Mama Thornton - I Smell a Rat mp3 at Internet Archive
Big Mama Thornton - All Right Baby mp3 at Internet Archive
Big Mama Thornton - Stop Hoppin' On Me mp3 at Internet Archive
Big Mama Thornton - Twenty more at Internet Archive