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Big Mama Thornton

Index Big Mama Thornton

Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter. [1]

61 relations: Ace Records (United Kingdom), Alice Echols, American Folk Blues Festival, Apollo Theater, Aretha Franklin, Arhoolie Records, Ariton, Alabama, B.B. King, Ball and Chain (Big Mama Thornton song), Bessie Smith, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Big Walter Horton, Billboard 200, Billboard charts, Blues Hall of Fame, Buddah Records, Buddy Guy, California, Cheap Thrills (Big Brother and the Holding Company album), Diamond Teeth Mary, Doug MacLeod (musician), Eddie Boyd, Eddie Vinson, Elvis Presley, Esther Phillips, Francis Clay, Fred Below, George "Harmonica" Smith, Hound Dog (song), James Cotton, Janis Joplin, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Ace, Johnny Otis, Junior Parker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Los Angeles, Luther Johnson (Guitar Junior), Mahalia Jackson, Mercury Records, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Pop Festival, Montgomery, Alabama, Muddy Waters, Newport Jazz Festival, Oakland, California, Otis Spann, Peacock Records, ..., Racial segregation in the United States, Rhythm and blues, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sammy Lawhorn, San Francisco Blues Festival, Sippie Wallace, Spittoon, Texas blues, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Vanguard Records, Wade in the Water. Expand index (11 more) »

Ace Records (United Kingdom)

Ace Records Ltd. was started in 1978.

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Alice Echols

Alice Echols is Professor of History, and the Barbra Streisand Chair of Contemporary Gender Studies at the University of Southern California.

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American Folk Blues Festival

The American Folk Blues Festival was a music festival that toured Europe as an annual event for several years beginning in 1962.

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Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (formerly Seventh Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (formerly Eighth Avenue) in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, pp.528-29 is a music hall which is a noted venue for African-American performers.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.

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Arhoolie Records

Arhoolie Records, which is based in El Cerrito, California, United States, is an American small independent record label run by Chris Strachwitz.

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Ariton, Alabama

Ariton is a town in Dale County, Alabama, United States.

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B.B. King

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

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Ball and Chain (Big Mama Thornton song)

"Ball and Chain" (also "Ball 'n' Chain" or "Ball & Chain") is a blues song written and recorded by American blues artist Big Mama Thornton.

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Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.

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Big Brother and the Holding Company

Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the same psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Jefferson Airplane.

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Big Walter Horton

Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter (Horton) or Walter "Shakey" Horton (April 6, 1921 – December 8, 1981) was an American blues harmonica player.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.

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Billboard charts

The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of singles or albums in the United States and elsewhere.

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Blues Hall of Fame

The Blues Hall of Fame is a music museum located in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Buddah Records

Buddah Records (later known as Buddha Records) was an American record label founded in 1967 in New York City.

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Buddy Guy

George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer.

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California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Cheap Thrills (Big Brother and the Holding Company album)

Cheap Thrills is a studio album by American rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company.

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Diamond Teeth Mary

"Diamond Teeth" Mary McClain (born Mary Smith, August 27, 1902 – April 4, 2000) was an American blues and gospel singer and vaudeville entertainer, whose career as a performer extended from the 1910s to the 1990s.

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Doug MacLeod (musician)

Doug MacLeod (born April 21, 1946, New York City, United States) is an American storytelling blues musician.

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Eddie Boyd

Edward Riley "Eddie" Boyd (November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994)Dahl, Bill.

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Eddie Vinson

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (born Edward L. Vinson Jr., December 18, 1917 – July 2, 1988) was an American jump blues, jazz, bebop and R&B alto saxophonist and blues shouter.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips (born Esther Mae Jones; December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals.

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Francis Clay

Francis Clay (November 16, 1923 – January 21, 2008), was a jazz and blues drummer, best known for his work behind Muddy Waters in the 1950s and 1960s and as an original member of the James Cotton band.

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Fred Below

Frederick Below, Jr. (September 6, 1926 – August 13, 1988) was an American blues drummer, best known for his work with Little Walter and Chess Records in the 1950s.

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George "Harmonica" Smith

George "Harmonica" Smith (born Allen George Smith, April 22, 1924 – October 2, 1983) was an American electric blues harmonica player.

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Hound Dog (song)

"Hound Dog" is a twelve-bar blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

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James Cotton

James Henry Cotton (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017) was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time and with his own band.

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Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) nicknamed The Pearl, was an American rock, soul and blues singer and songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely-known female rock stars of her era.

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Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Lyricist Jerome "Jerry" Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011) and composer Mike Stoller (born Michael Stoller; March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners.

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John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1912 or 1917; retrieved August 22, 2017. – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

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Johnny Ace

John Marshall Alexander Jr. (June 9, 1929 – December 25, 1954), known by the stage name Johnny Ace, was an American rhythm-and-blues singer.

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Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario.

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Junior Parker

Herman "Junior" Parker (March 27, 1932November 18, 1971).

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Lightnin' Hopkins

Samuel John "Lightnin'" Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982) was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Luther Johnson (Guitar Junior)

Luther Johnson (born April 11, 1939, Itta Bena, Mississippi) is an American Chicago blues singer and guitarist, who performs under the name Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson.

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Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer.

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Mercury Records

Mercury Records is an American-based record label owned by Universal Music Group.

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Mississippi Fred McDowell

Fred McDowell (January 12, 1906 – July 3, 1972), known by his stage name Mississippi Fred McDowell, was an American hill country blues singer and guitar player.

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Monterey Jazz Festival

The Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF), in Monterey, California, is one of the world's longest consecutively running jazz festivals.

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Monterey Pop Festival

The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California.

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Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery is the capital city of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County.

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Muddy Waters

McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".

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Newport Jazz Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Oakland, California

Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.

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Otis Spann

Otis Spann (March 21, 1924 or 1930 – April 24, 1970) was an American blues musician, whom many consider to be the leading postwar Chicago blues pianist.

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Peacock Records

Peacock Records was an American record label, started in 1949 by Don Robey in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Racial segregation in the United States

Racial segregation in the United States, as a general term, includes the segregation or separation of access to facilities, services, and opportunities such as housing, medical care, education, employment, and transportation along racial lines.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.

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Sammy Lawhorn

Sammy David Lawhorn (July 12, 1935 – April 29, 1990) was an American Chicago blues guitarist, best known as a member of Muddy Waters's band.

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San Francisco Blues Festival

Debuting in 1973, the San Francisco Blues Festival is the longest running blues festival in the United States.

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Sippie Wallace

Sippie Wallace (born Beulah Belle Thomas, November 1, 1898 – November 1, 1986) was an American singer-songwriter.

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Spittoon

A spittoon (or spitoon) is a receptacle made for spitting into, especially by users of chewing and dipping tobacco.

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Texas blues

Texas blues is a style of blues music.

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The Dixie Hummingbirds

The Dixie Hummingbirds are an influential American gospel music group, spanning more than 80 years from the jubilee quartet style of the 1920s, through the "hard gospel" quartet style of gospel's golden age in the 1940s and 1950s, to the eclectic pop-tinged songs of today.

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Vanguard Records

Vanguard Records is an American record label set up in 1950 by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York City.

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Wade in the Water

"Wade in the Water" (Roud 5439) is the name of a Negro spiritual first published in New Jubilee Songs as Sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901) by John Wesley Work II and his brother, Frederick J. Work (see Fisk Jubilee Singers).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Mama_Thornton

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