Blues Book: Big Mama Thorton

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!


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