Big Mama Thornton – In Europe (1966)
Big Maybelle – “Gabbin’ Blues” And Other Big Hits (1968)
Each of these ladies would qualify as the perfect embodiment of what a blues belter would be. Raw, primal and powerful; the roadmap for rock n’ roll. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Big Maybelle, check out the music link below and be amazed. Big Mama’s down there as well but I figure she needs no introduction.