Hound Dog by Elvis Presley

“"Hound Dog" is a twelve-bar blues song by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton on August 13, 1952 in Los Angeles and released by Peacock Records in March 1953. "Hound Dog" was Thornton's only hit record, spending 14 weeks in the R&B charts, including seven weeks at #1. Thornton's recording of "Hound Dog" is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll", and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in February 2013. "Hound Dog" has been recorded more than 250 times. The best-known version of "Hound Dog" is the July 1956 recording by Elvis Presley, which is ranked No. 19 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time; it is also one of the best-selling singles of all time. Presley's version, which sold about 10 million copies globally, was his best-selling song and "an emblem of the rock 'n' roll revolution". [credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hound_Dog_(song)]”

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but bigdaftdave was first  

"Hound Dog" is a twelve-bar blues song by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton on August 13, 1952 in Los Angeles and released by Peacock Records in March 1953. "Hound Dog" was Thornton's only hit record, spending 14 weeks in the R&B charts, including seven weeks at #1. Thornton's recording of "Hound Dog" is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll", and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in February 2013. "Hound Dog" has been recorded more than 250 times. The best-known version of "Hound Dog" is the July 1956 recording by Elvis Presley, which is ranked No. 19 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time; it is also one of the best-selling singles of all time. Presley's version, which sold about 10 million copies globally, was his best-selling song and "an emblem of the rock 'n' roll revolution". [credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hound_Dog_(song)]   3

labracoon 21 Sep 2015

Listen to the backing singers in the middle 8. Best bit of any Elvis song ever.

bigdaftdave 2 May 2012

On this day in 1886, Cruft's of London held its first dog show. Seems as good a reason as any to listen to "Hound Dog."

HackleySchool 10 Mar 2014

Elvis!!!

Lilac_Lilies 21 Sep 2014

Love this so much.   2

twirlingteacups 11 Oct 2013

Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires died last night. This was the first of many tracks they backed Elvis on.   2

ken1 28 Mar 2013