Nothing But a Hound Dog

@RasmaSandra (20374)
Daytona Beach, Florida
March 30, 2017 4:52pm CST
“Hound Dog” recorded by Elvis in 1956 happens to be one of the biggest and right away recognizable pop songs. This song became his longest running number one hit staying on the charts for eleven weeks in the summer of 1956. The original version of this song was recorded by rhythm-and-blues singer Ellie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in Los Angeles, California. Big Mama came from Montgomery, Alabama and began her career singing R&B songs during the 1940s. She began her career at the age of 14. \in 1952 Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller were asked to write up something especially for Big Mama. They came up with a 12-bar country blues tune “Hound Dog”. In 1953 Big Mama recorded the song and it became a hit on the R&B charts and rose to number one. Elvis’ inspiration to record this particular song didn’t come from this recording. It came from a rewrite by a singer named Freddie Bell. Bell changed the lyrics adding the lines “Cryin’ all the time” and “You ain’t never caught a rabbit”. It was in Las Vegas that Elvis first heard Freddie Bell and the Bellboys perform the new version of “Hound Dog”. He liked it and the rest is history. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hound-dog-is-recorded-for-the-first-time-by-big-mama-thornton
HQ-Video. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog (1956) Bereits 1953 ein Hit fuer Big Mama Thornton.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 17
I was a teenager when Elvis recorded this - brings back some lovely memories.
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@RasmaSandra (20374)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Apr 17
Glad to hear that @Jabo I think when it comes to Elvis most everyone has a certain song that beings back special memories.
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
31 Mar 17
Wow that's very old huh.. My mom was only 3years old that time
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@thelme55 (15169)
• Germany
31 Mar 17
I love the music of Elvis especially that one when we could dance.
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@JohnRoberts (65169)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Mar 17
This is the Elvis that exploded onto the landscape and created a musical earthquake.
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@JudyEv (137101)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar 17
Elvis certainly made it his own didn't he?
@RasmaSandra (20374)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Apr 17
Now everyone usually associates Hound Dog with him @JudyEv
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