Big Mama Thornton —
Way It Is ... LP Mercury, 1969. Used ...
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Big Mama Thornton delivers the goods on this collection of raw, rootsy blues. Nothin' but the real deal on this firey live set that captures Big Mama in 1969 at a small club in LA alongside Jay Hodges, George Smith, Bee Houston and JD Nicholson, shouting out "Little Red Rooster", "One Black Rat", "Rock Me Baby", "Wade In The Water", "Sweet Little Angel", "Baby Please/Mojo Workin'", "Watermelon Man" and "Don't Need No Doctor". LP, Vinyl record album
A lost gem from the late 60s Mercury/Blue Rock years – and a live recording by Junior Wells that's a lot harder than his studio work for the label! The setting is the Golden Bear nightclub – and the feel of the album is very much in the raw electric Chicago mode of the mid 60s, the style that inspired countless rock and soul artists at the time, and which was still pretty intense at the time of the album. The record includes versions of Willie Dixon's "I'm Ready" and "My Babe", plus covers of "Driving Wheel", "Please, Please, Please", and "The Goat". CD