Big Mama Thornton - Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) ♪♫

  • Published on:  Friday, June 17, 2011
  • Big Mama Thornton was born in Ariton, Alabama on December 11th 1926. Her albums include The Way It Is, The Rising Sun Collection (2), Hound Dog and Sassy Mama. She had occupations including singer-songwriter, songwriter, opera singer and singer. She lived in Montgomery. She died in Los Angeles in July 1984 aged 57 years and 7 months old.
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  • Salvatore DeBella

    Salvatore DeBella

     7 days ago

    Pure unfettered, unduplicate,d unadulterated,badassery!

  • Lynn Boggs

    Lynn Boggs

     7 days ago +1

    The ultimate in Blues. Ole White boy loves her. Robert Boggs

  • Judy Burton

    Judy Burton

     5 months ago +2

    Have ya heard, "You Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog"?
    Talkin' 'bout the blues!!

  • Patricia Davis

    Patricia Davis

     a years ago

    She was rapping before they know anything about rapping.

  • Jean Marie Harvell

    Jean Marie Harvell

     a years ago

    I love all her music

  • carapo66


     a years ago

    Oh my......

  • Citizen Shane

    Citizen Shane

     a years ago +1

    wat u chargin a dollar a flo?

  • Jenny M.

    Jenny M.

     a years ago +1

    Music porn fo sho! ✌

  • Jose Garcia

    Jose Garcia

     2 years ago

    Oir a esta señora es una bendicon.

  • Pam


     2 years ago +2 the funky guitar!

  • Henri de Lagardère

    Henri de Lagardère

     2 years ago

    3:36 "I'se in heaven or is I alive". The Watermelon Man makes you happy alright.

  • mortimer snerd

    mortimer snerd

     2 years ago +1

    What does this have to do with Herbie Hancock?



     2 years ago

    Soul On Fire🔥

  • Ελισάβετ Καραμήτσιου

    Ελισάβετ Καραμήτσιου

     2 years ago +1


  • Kingscrib


     2 years ago +11

    No matter what song Big Mama tackled, she made it her own. Case in point, the 1962 Herbie Hancock composition Watermelon Man. Artists as varied as Herbie, Dexter Gordon & Freddie Hubbard, or Mongo Santamaria played it, but Big Mama made you want to grab a hunk of that sweet watemelon and - m-m-m - eat it all up. A talent as big as the lady herself. Never an artist since with such a deep-down grasp of song.

  • ThatGuyFromTexas


     3 years ago +6

    I see who Janis Joplin got her inspiration from! They sound nearly identical!

  • Milos Jankovic

    Milos Jankovic

     3 years ago


  • yellowdart6666


     3 years ago

    I need me one of these.

  • Andy S

    Andy S

     4 years ago +2

    I love the words....mmmmmm. Mmmmmmmm

  • Boi Mooi

    Boi Mooi

     4 years ago

    how is this related to herbie hancock besides the songtitle..?