Tag Archives: Big Mama Thornton

Video Roundup: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Here at KEXP, every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day, but today, Friday, June 20th, it’s officially a day to have a furry office-mate! Started in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI), Take Your Dog To Work Day was initiated to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions from localRead more…

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KEXP Documentaries: Blues for Hard Times – “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton

One of the most powerful female singers of all time, Big Mama Thornton hit the charts with “Hound Dog” three years before Elvis did.  And even though she never had another chart-topper, she sang the blues for the rest of her life. Like many early blues stars she started off poor. She left her hometownRead more…

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