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GUEST,Sidewinder Origins: Hound Dog? (38) RE: Query: Hound Dog? 06 Feb 05


Whilst Elvis,Scotty,Bill and DJ were performing in Las Vegas in 1956 Elvis during his time off went to watch other performers at work. One such combo was Freddie Bell & The Bellboys who performed their frenetic version of "Hound Dog" which Elvis took a liking too and chose to perform on The Milton Berle Show some weeks later.The reaction was unbelievable and a studio date was arranged in New York to get the song recorded.Apparently,Elvis had to be convinced that he should record it as he saw it merely as a knockabout tune for fun rather than a song with serious hit potential.The rest,as they say is history, I would,however, add that; during his performance of the song on his legendary 1968 TV Special he did sing a more "Big Mama Thornton" influenced version adding the "creeping round my door" part for the first time.

Regards.

Sidewinder.


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