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J.B. Lenoir, Buddy Guy, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Big Mama Thornton et al: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, October 1965

WHEN EIGHT blues artistes leap about a stage, blowing harmonicas, thumping drums and piano, playing guitars and singing and shouting their song, it is impossible ...

Payin' Some Dues — Blues at Ann Arbor

Live Review by Miller Francis jr., Great Speckled Bird, The, August 1969

"I'd like for them to hear the real things. I don't think yet that most of the white people like my music because it's blues. I ...

Big Mama Thornton: Stronger Than Dirt (Mercury)

Review by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, November 1969

ANYBODY WHO has ever seen Big Mama Thornton perform will vouch for the fact that she is a consummate entertainer. So good, in fact, that ...

Big Mama Thornton: The Hound Dog Howler Who Inspired Janis

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, January 1972

IN THE DEEPEST depths of Transatlantic's Marylebone High Street (London) headquarters there's a wire cage which looks like Death Row in your favourite neighbourhood prison. ...

B.B. King and Guests: Philharmonic Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, July 1973

B.B. King's Blues Barn Creates Echoes of Past ...

Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton 1926-1984

Obituary by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, August 1984

One of the founding careers in rock and roll ended on Wednesday, July 25, when a heart attack took the life of Willie Mae ‘Big ...

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