Big Maybelle ‎– Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) / Keep That Man

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Rojac Records ‎– ROJ 116
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Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
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A Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)
Arranged By [Production] – Spencer*, Bridges*Written-By – Herb Lance*, John Wallace*
2:47
B Keep That Man
Arranged By – Bob GalloWritten-By – Jack Taylor
2:44

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Likely released in June of 1967.

Side A published by Marvin Music.
Side B published by Streetcar Music.

The labels introduce the artist as: 'Big Maybelle "America's Queen Mother Of Soul"'.

This version can be identified by the production credits on its labels, which erroneously credits all three producers on both sides. There is another version that credits Rojac label president Jack Taylor on both sides with only Robert Spencer on side A and only Bob Gallo on side B.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): (1244)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): (1236)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A hand-etched): P CDJ-1244-2A [2 scratched out characters]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B hand-etched): P RJ-1236-JCD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B machine-stamped): 2
  • Rights Society (A): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (B): BMI

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djmushroom

djmushroom

August 9, 2010

"Keep That Man" is a beautiful Stax-type deep soul ballad that in my opinion would have been more effective without the excessive orchestration that sets in after the first chorus.
"Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)" is of course a remake of Ruth Brown's 1953 hit. On this version not only is the backing track heavily funked up but Big Maybelle's raucous & commanding voice leaves you thinking: "hmmm...better not fool around with THIS lady or else you'll have to run for cover..."