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Episode #490 – Big Mama Thornton

Episode #490 – Big Mama Thornton

Air Week: September 23-29, 2019 Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton Willie Mae Thornton was a trailblazer, who in making her own rules paved the way for other groundbreaking female artists like Janis Joplin and Madonna. Known as “Big Mama,” Thornton scored her only hit record in early 1953 when “Hound Dog” topped the national Rhythm […]



I first heard about this program yesterday in an OTR forum, did a search here and listened to the Big Mama Thornton episode today. What a great idea for a series! I intend to become a somewhat regular listener. Keep up the good work and keep broadcasting.