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Big Mama Thornton - In Europe

CAT. #: 9056

Price: $10.00

CD 9056

Recorded on October 20, 1965, at Wessex Studio in London, England. Featuring 6 unreleased bonus tracks including a rare 15 minute interview of Big Mama Thornton by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz.

Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton - vocals (+ harmonica &/or drums)
Featuring: Buddy Guy - guitar, Fred Below - drums, Eddie Boyd - piano (or organ), Jimmy Lee Robinson - bass, Walter "Shakey" Horton - harmonica on , Fred McDowell - slide guitar on tracks 10, 11, & 14.

1. Sweet Little Angel
2. The Place
3. Little Red Rooster
4. Unlucky Girl
5. Hound Dog (Take 1)
6. Swing It On Home (Take 1)
7. Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be
8. Session Blues
9. Down Home Shake Down
10. My Heavy Load
11. School Boy
12. I Need Your Love
13. Good Time In London
14. Chauffeur Blues
15. Swing It On Home
16. Hound Dog (Take 2)
17. Big Mama Talks to Chris Strachwitz


“Thornton, who also plays harmonica or drums on several tracks, was arguably the most influential of several authentic blues women still active in the ‘60s.  The material on this reissue, which closes with a fifteen-minute interview with the singer, is nearly as essential as her classic Peacock sides from the 50s.”

– Paul E. Comeau, No Depression

“As a historical document this disc is essential; as a glimpse of one of the blues, great vocalists near the height of her powers it’s irreplaceable and thrilling.”

– David White, Living Blues