I thought it would be fitting to write about the roots of Elvis in today's post (after featuring the King yesterday). Although Elvis' version of Hound Dog is the most famous, Big Mama (Willie Mae) Thornton was the original performer (and possibly even the writer, though Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller receive credit for that). She recorded the song three years before Elvis!
Well they call me Big Mama because I weigh 300 pounds
call me Big Mama because I weigh 300 pounds
I get rockin' and a rollin'
I can really go to town