Jade de Silva Interview. Stories And Songs Of The Big Mummas!
Live Interview with Jade de Silva writer and performer of the Show: “Stories And Songs Of The Big Mummas!”
The Big Mumma’s is a soulful journey from the women who started it all.
Often going without any acknowledgement, their music was loud, raunchy and big. Many of their songs made famous by men.
‘You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound dog’ is probably best remembered as an Elvis hit but in actual fact it was first recorded by Big Mama Thornton.
The Mumma’s are a force to be reckoned with and their stories are compelling, triumphant and tragic, however they will never be forgotten.
Starring the very blues, ballsy and brilliant Jade da Silva supported with a backbone of a gospel, soul and funk band like no other. Featuring such artists as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Billie Holiday, Mavis Staples, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Betty Davis. Sharon Jones, Betty LaVette, Nina Simone and a few more.
The interview was first broadcast during Queer for your ears Show on Eastside89.7fm on the 16th August
Where & When:
Camelot Lounge Marrickville – Saturday 1 September / Parramatta Riverside Theatre – Friday 7 September