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

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Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) 2:47
Keep That Man 2:44

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djmushroom

djmushroom

August 9, 2010
referencing Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) / Keep That Man, 7", Single, ROJ 116

"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..."