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Johnny Burnette Trio – Interview + Hound Dog live -1956



Yeah, you ain’t never caught a rabbit


The Rockabilly and Rock n’Roll pioneers give a great performance of this seminal track live on TV back in 1956.

John Joseph “Johnny” Burnette (March 25, 1934–August 14, 1964) along with his older brother Dorsey Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison, formed the Johnny Burnette Trio, later known as The Rock and Roll Trio.

“Hound Dog” is a classic twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in 1952.

Other early versions illustrate the differences among blues, country, and rock and roll in the mid 1950s. The 1956 remake by Elvis Presley is the best known version. This is the version that is #19 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

“Hound Dog” was also recorded by 5 country singers in 1953 alone, and over 26 times through 1964.

From the 1970’s onward, the song has appeared, or is heard, as a part of the soundtrack in numerous motion pictures, most notably in blockbusters such as American Graffiti, Grease, Forrest Gump, Lilo and Stitch and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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by robyn-HOOD

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time.
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time.
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine.

Well they said you was high classed
Well, that was just a lie.
Yeah they said you was high classed
Well, that was just a lie.
Yeah, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine.

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time.
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time.
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine.

Well they said you was high classed
Well, that was just a lie.
Yeah they said you was high classed
Well, that was just a lie.
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine.

Well they said you was high classed,
Well, that was just a lie.
You know they said you was high classed
Well, that was just a lie.
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine.

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time.
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time.
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
You ain’t no friend of mine.

by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

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December 4, 2008 Posted by | Johnny Burnette Trio, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Rockabilly, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Good Rockin’ Tonight (2004) – Elvis Presley, Danny P. Harvey, Lee Rocker & Slim Jim Phantom




Elvis Presley, Danny P. Harvey, Lee Rocker & Slim Jim Phantom – Good Rockin’ Tonight (2004)

Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker, both of the legendary Stray Cats, as well as Danny B. Harvey of the Swing Cats present this incredible EP of Elvis’ early hits, stunningly recreated with authentic Presley vocal tracks recorded in the mid-50’s on Louisiana Hayride radio program.

Back in the 1980s, bassist Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats participated in one of the better rockabilly revival efforts of its era, the Carl Perkins live broadcast special Blue Suede Shoes, which also included George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Rosanne Cash, et al., playing alongside Perkins.

This CD sort of does the same thing for (or with) Elvis Presley, kind of — the producers have gotten hold of what they claim are the original, first-generation tapes of Presley’s live broadcasts from The Louisiana Hayride and, using digital technology, have inserted Rocker, Danny B. Harvey of the Swing Cats, and Stray Cats alumnus Slim Jim Phantom in place of Presley’s band, which was partly drowned out by the crowd and not too well recorded in any case. “Good Rockin’ Tonight” offers a very compressed Presley vocal, but “That’s All Right Mama,” “Baby Let’s Play House,” and “Maybellene” all kind of work, showing what Elvis might’ve sounded like working with musicians who were doing more (and this is meant as no slight against Scotty Moore or Bill Black) than making up the music as they went along — rather, these are real virtuoso musicians who’ve got the advantage of 50 years on the participants.

The songs are all startlingly good, though a bit busier than Elvis’ real sound of this period was.

Also, it’s impossible to tell how Presley would have liked the current musicians’ approach to this music, or altered his own contribution; he was very much his own producer, with definite ideas from his first day recording at RCA (if not earlier) about how he wanted each song to sound. Still, as entertainment it works here, as an eerie hybrid of two rockabilly sounds separated by half a century but linked by the same inspiration. And the sound is awesome.



Tracklisting

1. That’s All Right Mama
2. Baby Let’s Play House
3. Good Rockin’ Tonight
4. Maybellene
5. Blue Moon of Kentucky
5. Tweedle Dee

Here she be:


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October 4, 2008 Posted by | Danny P. Harvey, Elvis Presley, Lee Rocker, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Rockabilly, Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats, _MUSIC | Leave a comment