Music Birthday: Big Mama Thornton

🔊🎉Today, December 11, 1926, Big Mama Thornton was born Willie Mae Thornton, in Ariton, Alabama. Her song ‘Hound Dog’ peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard Blues Digital Song Sales Chart. Song helped shape rock and roll, so much that Elvis Presley, and Eric Clapton covered it. Song was also sampled in ‘Bear Cat,’ Rufus Thomas. Presley’s version was included on the Disney animated film, “Lilo & Stitch.”

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