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Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins, Larry Williams - Ball And Chain FLAC album


Performer: Big Mama Thornton
Genre: Jazz / Rock / Blues
Title: Ball And Chain
Country: US
Released: 1974
FLAC version ZIP size: 1334 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1551 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1491 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 151
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Cover Photos: Big Mama Thornton by Jim Marshall; Lightning Hopkins by Barry Oliver. Photo of Larry Williams by Chris Strachwitz. Rights Society: BMI. Other Versions (5 of 6) View All. Cat.

Cover Photos: Big Mama Thornton by Jim Marshall; Lightning Hopkins by Barry Oliver. Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL. Matrix, Runout (Side A runout etched): MPO MU AR 19022 A.

Her last album for Arhoolie, Ball n' Chain, was released in 1968. It was made up of tracks from her two previous albums, plus her composition "Ball and Chain" and the standard "Wade in the Water". A small combo, including her frequent guitarist Edward "Bee" Houston, provided backup for the two songs. With her on the bill were Eddie Boyd, Big Joe Williams, Robert Pete Williams, T- Bone Walker, Paul Lenart, Hartley Severns, Edward Taylor and Vinton Johnson Late career and death. In addition to "Ball 'n' Chain" and "They Call Me Big Mama," Thornton wrote twenty other blues songs It was not until Janis Joplin covered Thornton's "Ball 'n' Chain" that it became a hit.

In 1968, Arhoolie Records released "Ball and Chain". Thornton is backed by a small combo with her frequent guitar accompanist Edward. Bee" Houston Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Co. .Another live version of "Ball and Chain", recorded March 8, 1968, at the Fillmore East, was included on Big Brother's 1968 breakthrough album Cheap Thrills. Other live versions are included on Cheaper Thrills, Live at Winterland '68, Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968, The Woodstock Experience, and In Concert.

Jail Big Mama Thornton in Europe The Complete Vanguard Recordings Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings All the Way Let's Roll The Essential Bessie Smith Greatest Hits Bessie Smith: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 Cheap Thrills Pearl I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again, Mama. If you are looking to get your first Big Mama Thornton album - get this. If you have all of them but not this - get this. It is the best album I have found so far. She and the musicians working off each other are exquisite - powerful and subtle. I think it is one of the definitive blues albums.

Rock Me Baby, 7m 44sec. Chat About Ball and Chain by Big Mama Thornton & Lightning Hopkins. For You. Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

Ball And Chain Song Lyrics. tting by my window, And I was looking out at the rain. Sitting by my window Babe, And I was sitting down, looking out at the rain. You know something struck me, Clamped on to me just like, just like a ball and chain. I said Oh, Oh Baby, Why do you wanna do all these mean things to me? I said Oh, Oh Baby, why do you wanna do, Why do you wanna do all these things to me? Because you know I love you, And I'm so sick and tired, so sick and tired of being in misery. Hey Hey, ball and chain

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Big Mama Thornton Ball And Chain
Written-By – W. M. Thornton*
A2 Big Mama Thornton Wade In The Water
Written-By – W. M. Thornton*
A3 Big Mama Thornton My Love
Written-By – W. M. Thornton*
A4 Larry Williams So Much Trouble
Written-By – L. Williams*
A5 Larry Williams That's My Girl
Written-By – L. Williams*
A6 Larry Williams I Know You Hear Me Calling
Written-By – L. Williams*
B1 Lightning Hopkins* Come On Baby
Written-By – Sam Hopkins*
B2 Lightning Hopkins* Money Taker
Written-By – Sam Hopkins*
B3 Lightning Hopkins* Prison Blues
Written-By – Sam Hopkins*
B4 Lightning Hopkins* Mama's Fight
Written-By – Sam Hopkins*
B5 Lightning Hopkins* My Woman
Written-By – Sam Hopkins*
B6 Lightning Hopkins* Gabriel
Written-By – Sam Hopkins*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arhoolie Records Inc.
  • Published By – Baytone Music Co.
  • Published By – Tradition Music Co.

Credits

  • Cover – Wayne Pope
  • Liner Notes – Pete Welding
  • Photography By – Barry Olivier, Chris Strachwitz, Jim Marshall
  • Producer – Chris Strachwitz

Notes

℗ 1974 Arhoolie Records Inc.
Tracks A3 and B3 are not listed on the album cover.

Version exists with sticker including the correct tracklisting on the back cover.

Cover Photos: Big Mama Thornton by Jim Marshall; Lightning Hopkins by Barry Oliver.
Photo of Larry Williams by Chris Strachwitz.

A1: Bay Tone Music Co.
A2 to B6: Tradition Music Co.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ST 1039 Big Mama Thornton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Larry Williams Big Mama Thornton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Larry Williams - Ball And Chain ‎(LP, Comp) Arhoolie Records ST 1039 US 1968
AR 19022 Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins*, Larry Williams Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins*, Larry Williams - Ball And Chain ‎(LP, Comp) Arhoolie Records AR 19022 France 1974
1039 Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins*, Larry Williams Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins*, Larry Williams - Ball And Chain ‎(LP, Comp, RE) Arhoolie Records 1039 US Unknown
1039 Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins*, Larry Williams Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins*, Larry Williams - Ball And Chain ‎(LP, Comp, RE) Arhoolie Records 1039 US 1974
1039 Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins*, Larry Williams Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins*, Larry Williams - Ball And Chain ‎(LP, Comp, RE) Arhoolie Records 1039 US 1974