Move over Elvis!

I thought it would be fitting to write about the roots of in today's post (after featuring the King yesterday). Although is the most famous, was the original performer (and possibly even the writer, though receive credit for that). She recorded the song three years before !

In case you were wondering how Willie Mae got the name "Big Mama," well, she weighed 300 pounds! The B-Side to Hound Dog is the song "They Call Me Big Mama" with lyrics that include:

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

I highly recommend for these and other songs. Without further ado, of Big Mama singing her rendition of Hound Dog.

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One thought on “Move over Elvis!

  1. Patricia says:

    Wow! That’s so interesting. I would have never known that if it weren’t for lostmelodies!

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