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Published on Jun 9, 2012

Big Mama Thorton and Fourty5Mag. What came first this or Ten Years After, "I can't Keep from crying"

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In August as Thornton tours the Southwest, Peacock Records releases #1642 - "Stop Hopping On Me" and "Story Of My Blues". By September, "Hopping" is selling big in Memphis and St. Louis. In October, added to the Ace - Thornton package for a West Coast swing are Memphis Slim and Faye Adams. "Rockabye Baby" and "Walking Blues" are released on #1647. In March of 1955 Peacock #1650 is out and features the songs "Laugth Laugh Laugh" and "The Fish". Late in the year Willa Mae records "How Come" and "Tarzan And The Dignified Monkey" with Elroy Peace on vocal on #1654. By 1956 the rock 'n roll age was upon the world, and as the new sensation Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog" to international acclaim, Peacock re-released Willa Mae Thornton's original on Peacock #1612. The Presley record spurs a number of lawsuits over the publishing rights. In early 1957 "Just Like A Dog" and "My Man Called Me" was released on #1681. By now Willa Mae Thornton is seen as one who is out of the rock / pop mainstream and so her affiliation with Peacock Records ends.

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