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"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 recorded by 5 country singers… read more

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  • Avatar for radio_face
    Is this not just the cat"s meow?
  • Avatar for rockandrolljoe
    Rock and Roll
  • Avatar for marjo47
    The start of Rock.
  • Avatar for MrShayton
    Nice Song
  • Avatar for RAY7654321
    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.
  • Avatar for supermediadave
    This dog has been neutered and put on a short leash.
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    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.
  • Avatar for gaby_beatie
    my baby brother's favourite song =]
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    a masterpiece
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