Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Big Mama Thornton: Big Mama Thornton In Europe (Arhoolie 1028)

Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1966

WILLIE MAE "Big Mama" Thornton, certainly the finest woman blues singer you'll hear these days, finally has a good recording on the market. Big Mama Thornton In Europe doesn't capture her in-person violence, but otherwise it's a beautiful record. It shows off Miss Thornton on blues, stomps, moans and party songs; her accompaniments are consistently excellent and varied.

Total word count of piece: 159

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.