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Elvis Presley

Hound Dog (2:19)

"Hound Dog" is a twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton in 1952. Other early versions illustrate the differences among blues, country, and rock and roll in the mid 1950s. The 1956 remake by Elvis Presley is the best known version. This is the version that is #19 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. "Hound Dog" was also…

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You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine

Elvis Presley - Hound Dog Lyrics


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  • Is this not just the cat"s meow?
  • Rock and Roll
  • The start of Rock.
  • Nice Song
  • Listening to the album "Elvis Presley" the debut long play album released in 1956 of the biggest phenomenon since Frank Sinatra a dozen years earlier.
  • This dog has been neutered and put on a short leash.
  • Elvis' version of this song is based on how he heard it performed by a Texas group called Freddie Bell and The Bell Boys, who released the song on the Teen label in 1955. In April, 1956, Elvis was booked for two weeks at The New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. One night, Elvis and his band explored the Vegas strip and landed at the Sahara, where Freddie Bell and The Bell Boys were performing in the lounge. When they performed their comedic version of "Hound Dog," Elvis was impressed and decided to do his own in a similar vein. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=473
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  • a masterpiece
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