martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

CD - Big Mama Thornton - In Europe


BIG MAMA THORNTON
IN EUROPE

Featuring
BUDDY GUY
FRED Mc DOWELL
EDDIE BOYD



This 2005 release of Big Mama Thornton's 1965 studio session in London is a pristine snapshot of the too-often-overlooked blues singer. After her smash hit "Hound Dog" brought her fame in 1953 (Thornton's version predated Elvis Presley's by three years, and unquestionably packs more of a punch), her commercial star began to sink, yet Thornton's gravelly, gutsy wail never lost its luster.
IN EUROPE features a top-notch band (including Buddy Guy on lead guitar and Fred McDowell on slide), some of Thornton's best tunes--including "Hound Dog," of course--and six bonus tracks. The disc concludes with a rare interview clip of Thornton in conversation with Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz (Thornton found a comfortable home with Arhoolie in the late '60s). These features make IN EUROPE a must for collectors and a fine starting place for Thornton neophytes.


Big Mama Thornton - Vocals,Harmonica
Buddy Guy - Guitar
Jimmie Lee Robinson - Electric Bass
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Guitar,Slide Guitar
Big Walter Horton - Harmonica
Eddie Boyd - Piano,Organ,Keyboards
Fred Below - Drums


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








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