Monday, 1 May 2017

Hound Dog by Elvis (and new Blog of the Month)





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


Despite Hound Dog being pretty much synonymous with Elvis, the song was in fact written for a banleader called Johnny Otis.  Elvis heard the song in somone else's Act in Vegas and took it on.  By the time he recorded it, it was quite a number.  He did 31 takes before recording the final version.

The lyrics are a bit strange.  Who is he singing about?

For a blast from the past, head on over to this YouTube clip.

Now on to my new Blog of the Month – I have chosen a food blog for you this time – Will Cook For Friends written by Willow.  She is a self-taught cook and photographer.  Some of her recent food posts I enjoyed included – Blood Orange Vanilla Bean Gin & Tonic and 15 Minute Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry  If you don't have time to check the blog out right now you will soon find a link to it in my sidebar.

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