Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music

Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music

by Michael Sporke


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786477593
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Spörke is a political scientist and author of music biographies. He lives near Duesseldorf in Germany.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  ix

Preface  1

1. The Early Years of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton  5

2. Hound Dog—The Peacock Years and Johnny Otis  12

3. Unlucky Girl—From Texas to California  37

4. “I’m Feeling Alright”  45

5. Big Mama Thornton’s First European Tour  52

6. Back Home  59

7. Ball and Chain  69

8. The Early Seventies  89

9. Sassy Mama Still Swings  110

10. Life Goes On  124

11. Swing It On Home  133

Epilogue—Big Mama Thornton’s Legacy  149


A: Timeline  151

B: Selected Discography  163

C: Selection of TV Appearances, Films, DVDs and Videos  171

Chapter Notes  173

Bibliography  179

Index  183

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