Radio Schedule Explore Recently Added NTS Picks Residents Guests Series Events Video Editorial Shop About Careers Chat
Live now

Live on 1

1
Play

Live on 2

2
Play

Live on 1

Live on 2

Big Mama Thornton

Big Mama Thornton

Big Mama Thornton

Big Mama Thornton has been played on NTS in shows including Diddy Wah, featured first on 17 December 2012. Songs played include Hound Dog, Let's Go Get Stoned and Jail.

Big Mama Thornton (Willie Mae Thornton, December 11, 1926, Montgomery, AL - July 25, 1984, Los Angeles, CA) was an American blues musician.

Her introduction to music, as with most fellow blues legends, started in the Baptist church. The daughter of a minister, she and her six siblings began to sing at a very early age. While still a child, Willie Mae taught herself to play the drums and harmonica, and by the age of...

tracks
MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Hound Dog
Big Mama Thornton
MCA Records1992
Hound Dog
Big Mama ThorntonMCA Records1992
Discogs
Let's Go Get Stoned
Big Mama Thornton
Charly Records1988
Let's Go Get Stoned
Big Mama ThorntonCharly Records1988
Discogs
Jail
Big Mama Thornton (John Kilgore mix)
Vanguard1975
Jail
Big Mama Thornton (John Kilgore mix)Vanguard1975
Discogs
Hound Dog
Big Mama Thornton
Mercury1969
Hound Dog
Big Mama ThorntonMercury1969
Discogs
VIEW TRACKLIST