Hound Dog

~ Recording by Big Mama Thornton

Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.1 Hound Dog 2:47 Hound Dog / Nightmare Big Mama Thornton Peacock Records (US started in 1949; a/k/a ABC Peacock from 1974-1978)
1.3 Hound Dog 2:50 Rock and Roll: The Early Days Various Artists RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PCD1-5463
1.14 Hound Dog 2:51 Vintage Music Collectors Series, Volume 13 & 14 Various Artists
1.1 Hound Dog 2:53 The Original Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton Ace (UK, started in 1978) CDCHD 940
1.7 Hound Dog 2:52 The Rock 'n' Roll Era: Roots of Rock: 1945-1956 Various Artists Time-Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-30, OPCD-2570
1.10 Hound Dog 2:51 Blues Masters, Volume 3: Texas Blues Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 71123
1.15 Hound Dog 2:52 Blues Masters, Volume 5: Jump Blues Classics Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 71125
1.1 Hound Dog 2:52 Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Big Mama Thornton MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD-10668
1.10 Hound Dog 2:51 Blues Masters, Volume 3: Texas Blues Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 71123
1.4 Hound Dog 2:52 The Rock 'n' Roll Era: Roots of Rock 'n' Roll Various Artists Time-Life Music 845 968-2, TL 516/25
4.6 Hound Dog 2:52 The Blues: A Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues Singers Various Artists Sony Music Special Products RD 101-1, RD 101-2, RD 101-3, RD 101-4
1.8 Hound Dog 2:50 Woke Up This Mornin', Volume 2 Various Artists MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCBD 19517
2.5 Hound Dog 2:50 The R&B Box: 30 Years of Rhythm & Blues Various Artists Rhino (reissue label)
1.13 Hound Dog 2:53 Big City Blues Various Artists MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990), Carlton Home Entertainment Limited (for copyrights use only, not for release label use) 30359 80012
1.2 Hound Dog 2:51 Living the Blues: Blues Masters Various Artists Time-Life Music MSD-35882 / R859-02
2.3 Hound Dog 2:50 Classics From the Roadhouse Various Artists American Roadhouse
2.8 Hound Dog 2:51 Essential Women in Blues Various Artists
1.2 Hound Dog 2:51 Living the Blues - Blues Masters Various Artists Time-Life Music 635/02
1.1 Hound Dog 2:52 The Rolling Stone Women in Rock Collection Various Artists Razor & Tie 89005-2
2.22 Hound Dog 2:49 How Blues Can You Get? Various Artists Universal Music B.V. (not for release label use! NL subsidiary of UMG) UMD 83092
1.12 Hound Dog 2:55 The King's Record Collection: The Original Versions of Songs Later Recorded by Elvis Presley, Volume 1 Various Artists Hip‐O Records HIPD-40082
2.7 Hound Dog 2:53 Men Are Like Street Cars... Women Blues Singers 1928-1969 Various Artists MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD2-11788
1.15 Hound Dog 2:52 Jump, Jive & Swing! Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 75666
1.8 Hound Dog 2:51 Roots of Rhythm: Shake, Baby, Shake Various Artists Universal Music Special Markets 314545950-2
2.6 Hound Dog 2:51 "Mehr Jazz!" sagten die Frauen Joseph von Westphalen Kein & Aber Records (Kein & Aber) ISBN-10: 3-906547-37-X
2.18 Hound Dog 2:52 Back to Black Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal"), MWA 5415182, 5415812
1.9 Hound Dog 2:54 Texas Blues: From Hell to Gone and Back Various Artists Vanguard (imprint of Vanguard Records) VCD 79704-2
3.7 Hound Dog 2:51 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey Various Artists Hip‐O Records B0000393-02
2.19 Hound Dog 2:48 Blues Story Various Artists Shout! Factory
2.1 Hound Dog 2:53 Roots of Rock n' Roll, Volume 8: 1952 Various Artists Frémeaux & Associés FA 358
1.5 Hound Dog 2:51 The Time-Life Treasury of the Blues Various Artists Universal Music Special Markets, Time-Life Music B0000414-02, M18895
1.20 Hound Dog 2:50 100 Hot Rhythm & Blues Tunes from... The R&B Years 1953 Various Artists Boulevard Vintage BVBCD 1001
2.22 Hound Dog 2:49 The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll 1946-1954 Various Artists Hip‐O Records B0002252-02 CD01, B0002252-02 CD02, B0002252-02 CD03
1.12 Hound Dog 2:48 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Big Mama Thornton 1950-1953 Big Mama Thornton Classics Records (compilations of the Chronological Series) 5088
1.8 Hound Dog 2:51 Blues: The Essential Album Various Artists Union Square Music ESNDCD230
1.1 Hound Dog 2:51 Les Triomphes du rhythm'n'blues, Volume 6: chanteuses # 1 Various Artists Haba’na
1.5 Hound Dog 2:50 Blowing the Fuse: 29 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1953 Various Artists Bear Family Records BCD 16708 AS
3.10 Hound Dog 2:55 Les Plus Grands Artistes de Blues Various Artists Wagram Music (imprint/distributor)
2.9 Hound Dog 2:50 Rhythm 'n' Blues: Fine Brown Sugar (1939-1954) Various Artists Documents 222623-354
1.2 Hound Dog 2:51 We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll Various Artists Proper Records P1497, P1498, P1499, P1500, PROPERBOX 100
4.6 Hound Dog 2:50 Blues Various Artists Wagram Music (imprint/distributor) 3103792
12.2 Hound Dog 2:51 Great Jukebox Favourites Various Artists Prism Leisure (budget UK-based compilation label) PLATCD 1368, PLATCD 1382
2.15 Hound Dog 2:50 Simply Blues Various Artists Union Square Music SIMPLYCD018, SIMPLYCD018-2, SIMPLYCD018-3, SIMPLYCD018-4
1.2 Hound Dog 2:49 Blues Gold Various Artists Hip‐O Records B0005714-02
1.12 Hound Dog 2:51 The Blues Masters Various Artists Jazz Club (Verve's bargain cds line) 06024 9828520
2.4 Hound Dog 2:52 The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll Various Artists Soho SOHOCD049
1.2 Hound Dog 2:50 50 Rock and Roll Originals Various Artists Performance (Delta Music) 38146
2.16 Hound Dog 2:52 Shout It Out Sister: The Great Female Blues Singers Various Artists Primo PRMCD6017
1.1 Hound Dog 2:51 Tom Waits' Jukebox: The Songs That Inspired the Man Various Artists Chrome Dreams CDCD5013
1.3 Hound Dog 2:50 25 ans avant Nova Various Artists Nova Records (French reissue production label, by Radio Nova) 3128692
1.12 Hound Dog 2:50 Rock’n’Roll 39–59 Various Artists Body & Soul
1.1 Hound Dog 2:52 The Song Before the Song Various Artists Viper (Liverpool indie rock) CD-039
16.18 Hound Dog 2:51 Rock’n’Roll Jukebox Various Artists Prism Leisure (budget UK-based compilation label) PLX 868
3.2 Hound Dog 2:51 Vic’s Fabulous Fifties Various Artists Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music") 2364449
1.8 Hound Dog 2:50 The Roots of Frank Zappa Various Artists Snapper Music
1.14 Hound Dog 2:51 Nowhere Boy Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)
43.5 Hound Dog 2:52 ABC of the Blues Various Artists Documents 233168
3.3 Hound Dog 2:49 Blues Spirit Various Artists Wagram Music (imprint/distributor) 3214152
3.18 Hound Dog 2:50 Buddy Holly and the Rock ’n’ Roll Giants Buddy Holly BT3022
1.8 Hound Dog 2:50 The Very Best of Blues: 50 Unforgettable Tracks Various Artists The Restoration Project
3.23 Hound Dog 2:51 I Just Love Rock 'n' Roll Various Artists Music Digital 60433D
1.1 Hound Dog 2:53 Rock-A-Bye Baby - The 1950-1961 recordings Big Mama Thornton Hoodoo Records 263492
1.12 Hound Dog 2:48 The Best Rock 'n' Roll Album In The World...Ever! Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 5348611
2.5 Hound Dog 3:02 Siggi Loch: A Life in the Spirit of Jazz Various Artists ACT ACT 7004-2
2.3 Hound Dog 2:50 The Many Faces of Elvis Various Artists Music Brokers MBB7204
6.1 Hound Dog 2:51 We Were First! 180 Hits in Their Original Versions Various Artists The Intense Media 600204
1.15 Hound Dog 2:51 100% Vintage Blues Various Artists TCD (100% compilations) 2836
1.21 Hound Dog 2:49 American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV Various Artists
1.17 Hound Dog 2:51 Il Grande Blues di Repubblica Various Artists
1.15 Hound Dog 2:50 Jumpin' Jive: Jump Blues Essentials Various Artists
1.10 Hound Dog 2:49 Pure Blues Various Artists
1.3 Hound Dog 2:50 Rock and Roll: The Early Days Various Artists RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PCD1-5463
1.6 Hound Dog 2:49 She's Got The Blues, Disc 3 Various Artists
Promotion
1.6 Hound Dog 2:52 Mojo Presents: Rock! Rock! Rock! Various Artists Mojo Magazine
1.4 Hound Dog 2:50 Rolling Stone: Rare Trax, Volume 55: R&B Jukebox: Schwarze Roots für weissen Rock Various Artists Rolling Stone (Germany)
1.2 Hound Dog 2:48 Blues Breakers Various Artists Mojo Magazine
1.3 Hound Dog 2:53 Rolling Stone: Rare Trax, Volume 90: The Road to Elvis Various Artists Rolling Stone (Germany)
Bootleg
1.3 Hound Dog 2:48 Blues Women Anthology, Volume 1 Various Artists Favored Nations Records
(unknown)
1.13 Hound Dog 2:50 Pure Blues Various Artists UTV Records 314 556 176-2
1.12 Hound Dog 2:52 They Call Me Big Mama Big Mama Thornton
2.5 Hound Dog 2:53 The History of Rhythm and Blues, Volume 3: The Rock'n'roll Years 1952-1957 Various Artists Rhythm and Blues RANDB011CD
2.1 Hound Dog 2:51 Electro Blues Volume One Various Artists
1.1 Hound Dog 2:52 Big Mama Thornton Blues Big Mama Thornton
2.13 Hound Dog 2:51 Blues Classics 1927-1969 Various Artists

Relationships

recorded in: Los Angeles, California, United States (1952-08-12)
drums: Leard Bell (R&B drummer) (1952-08-12)
guitar: Pete Lewis (R&B guitarist) (1952-08-12)
vibraphone [vibes]: Johnny Otis (1952-08-12)
double bass [bass]: Albert Winston (R&B bassist) (1952-08-12)
piano: Devonia Williams (Pianiste) (1952-08-12)
producer: Johnny Otis
vocals: Big Mama Thornton (1952-08-12)
recording of: Hound Dog (1952-08-13)

Hound Dog

composer: Mike Stoller
lyricist: Jerry Leiber
later parody versions: Found God
referred to in medleys: Mix 2: The Birdie Song / Hound Dog / The Look / Oops Upside Your Head / Turtle Power / Brown Girl in the Ring / Angel Face
The Elvis Medley: Jailhouse Rock/Teddy Bear/Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel/Burning Love/Suspicious Minds
Mix 4: All Shook Up / Great Balls of Fire / Don’t Be Cruel / See You Later, Alligator / Let’s Twist Again / Rock Around the Clock / Hound Dog (reprise)
Swing the Mood