When she wrote the tour de force number 'Ball and Chain', it became the song that launched the worldwide career of Janis Joplin , and Big Mama was left in the shadows again. In , the 14 year old Willie Mae moved to Georgia to join The Harlem Hot Review which afforded her seven years in which she polished her singing and her stagecraft as the Revue toured the South.
Finally she settled in Houston, Texas appearing on the club scene as an accomplished singer, a fine harmonica player and a solid drummer. He was waving a pistol around backstage, and may have been quite drunk when he put the gun to his head and blew his own brains out.
It was immediately picked up by Janis Joplin and recorded as the stand-out track on Big Brother and the Holding Company's breakthrough album. Once again her finest work was usurped by an iconic white artist, and her version largely overlooked in popular memory. These original recordings show the raw talent that this woman had. Once you've heard her 'Hound Dog', you'll know why it made such a big impact.
Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Listen Now with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited. Hound Dog. Ball And Chain. Rollin' Stone. Let's Go Get Stoned. Funky Broadway. That Lucky Old Sun. Ain't Nothin' You Can Do. I Shall Be Released. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. DPReview Digital Photography. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.Jan 12, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - Big Mama Thornton Stronger Than Dirt Blues LP YouTube Gunsmoke blues - Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George "Harmonica" Smith - Duration: