Here’s an album I wish I told you about earlier: “Mama’s Hand: Bluegrass and Mountain Songs About Mother.” It’s old, but timely since Mother’s Day is Sunday. Go to this Amazon.com link and click on the words “Play All” if you like Bluegrass.
If you’re into Rhythm & Blues, let’s hope XM Satellite Radio reissues as an album last year’s Mom’s Day Theme Hour hosted by Bob Dylan. Here are the Mom songs Dylan so brilliantly resurrected:
Mama Don’t Allow–Julia Lee
Daddy Loves Mommy—O–Tommy Duncan
Mama Didn’t Lie–Jan Bradley
I’ll Go to Church with Mama–Buck Owens
Mama Told Me Not to Come–Randy Newman
Mama Get the Hammer-—Bobby Peterson Quintet
Mama Talk to Your Daughter—-JB Lanoir
A Mother’s Love-—Earl King
Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean-—Ruth Brown
Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way-—Carl Smith
Mother Earth-—Memphis Slim
Mother-in-Law-—Ernie K Doe
Mother-in-Law Blues–Junior Parker
Mama Tried–Merle Haggard
Gonna Tell Your Mother–Jimmy McCracklin
Mama Said Knock You Out-—LL Cool J
I’ll Always Love My Mama-—The Intruders
And here’s a British music blog post that drew a long list of memorable Mom songs.
It’s not surprising how many times the relationship to Mom surfaces in popular music. Her influence is just fun to behold!