Big Mama Thorton- “Hound Dog” (1952)

Elvis Presley – “Hound Dog” (1956)

The original “Hound Dog” was released in 1952 and was number one on the charts for seven weeks. Unfortunately, “Big Mama” Thornton hardly collected any of the profits she deserved. But the track became one of 21-year old Elvis’ biggest hits.


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