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Baker's Dozen

The Exhilaration Of Discovery: Simeon Coxe's Favourite Albums
Laurie Tuffrey , September 9th, 2020 04:01

The Silver Apples main man writes us his own Baker's Dozen, taking in Fats Domino and Portishead by way of Sun Ra and Spacemen 3


Big Mama Thornton - Sassy Mama (Live)
Willy Mae Thornton, who called herself Big Mama, was one of those unsung but hugely influential musicians from Alabama that we heard on the radio in New Orleans a lot. For instance, Janis Joplin raked it in big with Big Mama's song 'Ball And Chain'. Among Big Mama's other major musical accomplishments was 'You Ain't Nothin But A Hound Dog' later made famous by lots of wannabes. Her original rendition of the song had a subtle backbeat hipshake to it that nobody else ever got close to.