Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton here at the end of her life († 25. Juli 1984). She was a very succesfull singer and songwriter Hound Dog" Ball 'n' Chain Bring not only succes for Willie also for Presley and Joplin. From a big Mama to a very Sick skinny Woman. But what a voice. Want ti sing til my last day love to go on stage till the last day Here starts my section of the blues.