Here’s an interesting Biography by Michael Spörke. His new book “Big Mama Thornton. The Life and Music.”, the first biography about Big Mama Thornton, will shortly be available. It can be pre-ordered via the publisher (see the link below).
When Michael was researching his book he contacted me & we spoke about Big Mama Thorton. Back in the 70’s I played lots of R&B with Bib Joe Turner & Edddie “Cleanhead” Vinson. Big Mama would regularly stop by the session on Saturday afternoons at Cleanheads’ gig. Michael included some of our conversation in the book.
I’m looking forward to a good read!