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Big Mama Thornton : the life and music  Cover Image Book Book

Big Mama Thornton : the life and music / Michael Spörke.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780786477593
  • ISBN: 0786477598
  • Physical Description: x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The early years of Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton -- Hound dog : the Peacock years and Johnny Otis -- Unlucky girl : from Texas to California -- I'm feeling alright right -- Big Mama Thornton's first European tour -- Back home -- Ball and chain -- The early seventies -- Sassy mama still swings -- Life goes on -- Swing it in home.
Summary, etc.:
"With the slowdown of the blues in the early sixties this book follows Big Mama Thornton's way to California, discusses her struggle to survive and celebrates her grandiose musical comeback in the course of the blues revival and the hippie movement. The book shows how Big Mama Thornton found her niche in clubs and festivals"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Thornton, Big Mama.
Thornton, Big Mama.
Thornton, Big Mama.
Blues musicians > United States > Biography.
Singers > United States > Biography.
Blues musicians.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.


0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 782.4216 SPO 31291002859252 ALABAMA Available -
APLS 782.4216 SPO 31291002859260 ALABAMA Available -

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