Hound Dog: Big Mama Thornton

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  1. Bob Says:

    In the 1950s this song could only be popularized by a white artist, Elvis.

    • katry Says:

      “Hound Dog” was Thornton’s only hit record, selling over 500,000 copies, spending 14 weeks in the R&B charts, including seven weeks at number one. It was recorded on August 13, 1952 and released in 1953. 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.”
      From Wikipedia

      It was released in late February 1953; Elvis followed in 1956, and his was a mega hit.

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