You AinT Nothin But A Hound Dog Hound Dog Songtext
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. When they said you was high-classed. Hound Dog ist ein Rhythm-and-Blues-Song von Jerry Leiber und Mike Stoller, der für Big time“, „You can wag your tail, but I ain't gonna feed you no more” musste „You ain't never caught a rabbit, and you ain't no friend of mine” weichen. Elvis Presley war ein großer Hundeliebhaber. Als er seine Version des R'n'B-Songs»Hound Dog«(»You ain't nothin' but a hound dog«). 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. You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog: Funny Elvis Presley Quote Notebook Journal Blank Lined College Ruled Composition Notepad Pages 70 Sheets.
Elvis Presley war ein großer Hundeliebhaber. Als er seine Version des R'n'B-Songs»Hound Dog«(»You ain't nothin' but a hound dog«). You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog - Elvis Presley Übersetzung und Songtext, Lyrics, Musik-Videos und Liedtexten kostenlos. You ain't nothin' but a hound dog. 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.
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Edit Cast Episode complete credited cast: Max Wright Willie Tanner Anne Schedeen Kate Tanner Andrea Elson Lynn Tanner Benji Gregory Brian Tanner Anne Ramsey Ethel Buttonwood Logan Ramsey Vince Nicole Dubuc Hannah John LaMotta Edit Storyline A stray dog makes ALF jealous, so he gives her to the first and obviously wrong person who responds to a "found dog" poster.
Edit Did You Know? Trivia This was Anne Ramsey 's final television acting role before her death on August 11, at the age of Quotes ALF : Ignorance is no excuse.
Kate Tanner : Ignorance is your excuse all the time! ALF : I don't know what you are talking about. Crazy Credits At the end of the closing credits of episode, Alf is heard laughing.
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Runtime: 30 min. Sound Mix: Stereo. Color: Color. Edit page. Clear your history. We were worried because the drummer wasn't getting the feel that Johnny had created in rehearsal.
No one can nail that groove like you. Let the kids do it. Otis played drums on the recording,  replacing Ledard "Kansas City" Bell.
During the rehearsal, Leiber objected to Thornton's vocal approach, as she was crooning rather than belting it out. In an interview with Wayne Robins, Leiber recalled that it was terrible, "It was like Ethel Waters 's ' Cabin in the Sky ' thinking that's what the song required.
Said Stoller: "Big Mama heard how Jerry was singing the thing. She heard the rough-and-tough of the song and, just as important, the implicit sexual humor.
In short, she got it. Gleason , Thornton said: "They were just a couple of kids, and they had this song written on the back of a paper bag. All that talkin' and hollerin'—that's my own.
This "blues talk",  is "a common practice in blues music". However, when questioned further on the matter, Thornton explained that, while the song had been composed by Leiber and Stoller, she had transformed it: "They gave me the words, but I changed it around and did it my way".
Bertrand says that Thornton's explanation "ingenuously stresses artist interpretation as the sole yardstick with which to measure authenticity".
Thornton recorded two takes of the song, and the second take was released. Over a steady backbeat , she starts out singing each line as one long upbeat.
Thornton's "Hound Dog" differed from most of the rhythm and blues records of the era in its spare arrangement. Instead, supported by guitar, bass and drums, her resonant vocals dominate the foreground, conveying her haughty relief at being through with a trifling man.
On September 9, , the copyright application for "Hound Dog" was lodged. On the application the words and music are attributed to Thornton and recording executive Don Robey , with the copyright claimants listed as: "Murphy L.
In late February , "Hound Dog" was released by Peacock Peacock ,   with the song credited erroneously on the label to Leiber-Stroller [ sic ]-Otis.
So when we get to the theater they was blasting it. You could hear it from the theater, from the loudspeaker.
They were just playing 'Hound Dog' all over the theater. So I goes up in the operating room, I say, 'Do you mind playing that again? So I stood there while he was playing it, listening to it.
So that evening I sang it on the show, and everybody went for it. On March 7, , "Hound Dog" was advertised in Billboard , and reviewed positively on March 14, , as a new record to watch, described as "a wild and exciting rhumba blues" with "infectious backing that rocks all the way".
Rufus Thomas quickly records an answer song called "Bear Cat" on Sun Thornton's record is such a big seller that Peacock Records has three new pressing plants running full-time to try and keep up with demand.
Louis, and Los Angeles. Don Robey estimated that Thornton's version of "Hound Dog" sold between , and , copies, and would have sold more had its sales not been diluted by an abundance of cover versions and " answer songs ".
According to Stoller, "Big Mama's 'Hound Dog' went to number one, sold a million copies, and did nothing for our bank statements.
We were getting screwed. Everybody livin' in a house but me. I'm just livin. By July , "the rock 'n roll age was upon the world, and as the new sensation Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog" to international acclaim, Peacock re-released Willa Mae Thornton's original"  by August 18, , backing it with "Rock-a-Bye Baby" Peacock ,    but it failed to chart.
Thornton continues to make personal appearances and is always remembered for her original version of "Hound Dog" which gets a spate of airplay during the summer of which leads to another re-release of the original.
Thornton's "Hound Dog" was so popular that it spawned at least ten cover versions of the original before Elvis Presley recorded it in July While Federal's trade ads touted this release as the greatest record ever made by Little Esther,  in its review on April 11, , Billboard opined: "It fails to build the same excitement of the original.
Within a month of the release of Thornton's "Hound Dog", the following six country cover versions of the song—all credited erroneously to Leiber-Stoller or Stroller [ sic ] -Otis—were released on several different labels by white artists: .
Bass player Al Rex, who joined Bill Haley and His Comets in the fall of ,  told of performing the song when given the spotlight at live performances.
This was even before Presley did it. Haley didn't like those guys from Philadelphia that wrote the song.
By the end of , at least six "answer songs" that responded to 'Big Mama' Thornton's original version of "Hound Dog" were released. In true answer form, the gender of the participants was reversed.
This time the protagonist is male, directly challenging the worthless female of the original song—correcting her previous insults and re-directing them at her.
While "the result was peppier than Big Mama's version, with a more straight-ahead beat She could have done that song a cappella and convinced me that, by God, you ain't nothing but a damned hound dog!
In , Robert Palmer wrote: "Even today, Rufus takes perverse delight in pointing out the wrong notes in Louis's solo. Within two weeks, "Bear Cat" Sun was in stores, prompting Billboard to describe it on March 28 as "the fastest answer song to hit the market".
In the months after the release of "Hound Dog" and "Bear Cat", a spate of answer records followed:. When the dust settled, the publishing for "Hound Dog" in all variations remained with Lion, and writing credit with Leiber and Stoller.
Two records were released that were neither cover versions of nor answers to Thornton's release, yet used a similar melody without any attribution to Leiber and Stoller.
Bartholomew  and released by the Imperial Records label Imperial by the end of March But it's not Rosco. It simply is not him.
Even Rosco confirmed that. It might not even be a Memphis Recording Service demo. Just substitute the words "Hound Dog" for "Juice Head" and what have you got?
But the song's other parent is Eddie Vinson 's slowed down "Juicehead Blues" which harks to the previous decade…If indeed this originated from Sam Phillips' studio, it was nothing that Phillips needed to touch because it was another lawsuit waiting to happen.
Philip H. By Philadelphia-based Teen Records co-founder Bernie Lowe suspected that "Hound Dog" could potentially have greater appeal, but knew it had to be sanitized for mainstream acceptance, and so asked popular Las Vegas lounge act Freddie Bell of Freddie Bell and the Bellboys , who had been performing songs with "tongue-in-cheek" humour as the band in residence at The Silver Queen Bar and Cocktail Lounge at The Sands Hotel and Casino soon after its opening in December ,    to rewrite the lyrics for their first release on his label.
The song was now literally about a dog. In early this version of "Hound Dog" became the first record released on Teen Records TEEN ,  "a subsidiary of the equally obscure Sound Records",  that was owned by Lowe; jazz impresario Nat Segal, who owned Downbeat, the first integrated nightclub in Philadelphia;  and partially by American Bandstand 's creator and first host Bob Horn.
Their recording of "Hound Dog" was a local hit in the Philadelphia area, and received "lots of radio play on the east coast, and Bell found himself with a regional hit,  that included Philadelphia, Cleveland, and New York.
Despite "Hound Dog" spending 16 weeks at number one on the pre- Dick Clark Bandstand ,  it attracted no national attention.
In May two months before Presley recorded his version , Bell and the Bell Boys recorded a more up tempo version of the song for Mercury that was over 20 seconds shorter, and that also omitted the comedic "arf arf" dog sounds of their Teen Records version.
However, Mercury did not release this new version until after the success of Presley's version. As the legal dispute about its composition had not been resolved, authorship of the Mercury Records version is attributed to Leiber-Stoller-Otis.
Larry Birnbaum described Elvis Presley's rendition of "Hound Dog" as "an emblem of the rock 'n' roll revolution".
Presley and his band decided to take in their show, and not only enjoyed the show, but also loved their reworking of "Hound Dog", which was a comedy-burlesque with show-stopping va-va-voom choreography.
Papa: "From the first time Elvis heard this song he was hooked. He went back over and over again until he learned the chords and lyrics.
We loved the way they did it. They had a piano player [Russ Conti] who stood up and played — and the way he did his legs they looked like rubber bands bending back and forth.
Elvis got his lyrics from those guys. He knew the original lyrics but he didn't use them". They were doing the song kinda like that.
We went out there every night to watch them. He'd say: 'Let's go watch that band. It's a good band! When asked if Bell had any objections to Presley recording his own version, Bell gave Colonel Tom Parker , Presley's manager, a copy of his Teen Records' recording, hoping that if Presley recorded it, "he might reap some benefit when his own version was released on an album.
There were many riots at his early concerts. Scotty Moore recalled: "He'd start out, 'You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog,' and they'd just go to pieces.
They'd always react the same way. There'd be a riot every time. So many of them, through some sort of jealousy, would practically hate him.
Perez-Argüello contends that:. Whatever Presley got from hearing Freddy Bell's version, which was sometime in April of , lasted a couple of months only.
In fact he sang it 21 times, live, at concerts and on television, using Bell's vocal arrangement but which also included his own blues version, at half speed, and only at the end, until he recorded it with what was undeniably, his own arrangement based not just on Scotty Moore' tremendously modern guitar work but his own rage and disgust at what had taken place the night before, at Steve Allen' s Tonight show, when he was forced to sing the song to a bassett hound, and dressed in tails while simultaneously facing an audience of 40 million.
And once he recorded it, it was his version which he chose to deliver, although by the end of , he'd added inflections from the Thornton version as well.
Berle later told an interviewer that he had told Elvis to leave his guitar backstage. Fontana had added a hot drum roll between verses of the song.
However, in performing "Hound Dog" "Elvis sings the first line like Freddie Bell and the Bellboys, who repeat "hound dog" behind the lead singer: Elvis sings "hound dog" and his "second voice" repeats "hound dog.
Elvis pointed threateningly at the audience, and belted out, "You ain't no friend of mine. Over 40,, people saw the performance, and the next day, controversy exploded.
The display was not taken as parody. Presley sings his latest single, "Hound Dog," with all the pelvis-shaking intensity his fans scream for.
Television critics across the country slam the performance for its "appalling lack of musicality," for its "vulgarity" and "animalism.
After Berle's show, Ed Sullivan , whose variety show was one of television's most popular, declared that he would never hire Presley.
Steve Allen , who had already booked Presley for The Tonight Show , resisted pressure from NBC to cancel the performance, promising he would not allow the singer to offend.
Steve Allen wrote: "When I booked Elvis, I naturally had no interest in just presenting him vaudeville-style and letting him do his spot as he might in concert.
For 7 hours from 2. Fontana on drums, and backing vocals from the Jordanaires. Despite its popularity in his live shows, Presley had not planned nor prepared to record "Hound Dog", but agreed to do so at the insistence of RCA's assigned producer Stephen H.
Sholes , who argued that "'Hound Dog' was so identified with Elvis that fans would demand a record of the concert standard.
Though he usually slowed it down and treated it like a blues number in concert, in the studio Elvis wanted the song to come off as fast and dynamic.
We'd listen to the demo, most of the time, and we'd take it from the demo. After listening to it we actually thought it was awful and couldn't figure out why Elvis wanted to do that.
As session pianist Emidio "Shorty Long" Vagnoni left to work on a rehearsal for a stage show, Stoker plays piano on this recording of "Hound Dog".
Gordon also related that Elvis very much knew in his mind what he wanted the final results to be so they didn't spend a lot of time working out tempos.
He said he's never been able to figure out how you did that. I don't know either," Like three takes before was really the one you should use.
That was it. We had done the thing, "Hound Dog". But if someone was counting it off, just a couple notes and we stop, that's a take.
You know? Musicologist Robert Fink asserts that "Elvis drove the band through thirty-one takes, slowly fashioning a menacing, rough-trade version quite different than the one they had been performing on the stage.
Scotty Moore's guitar is feral: playing rhythm he stays in the lowest register, slashing away at open fifths and hammering the strong beats with bent and distorted pitches; his repetitive breaks are stinging and even, when he begins one chorus in the wrong key, quite literally atonal And the Jordanaires, a gospel quartet who would provide wonderfully subtle rhythmic backup on the next song Elvis recorded at the session, 'Don't Be Cruel', are just hanging on for the ride during this one, while drummer D.
Fontana just goes plumb crazy. Fontana's machine-gun drumming on this record has become deservedly famous: the only part of his kit consistently audible in the mix is the snare, played so loud and insistently that the RCA engineers just gave up and let his riffs distort into splatters of clipped noise.
The overall effect could not be more different from the amuse, relaxed contempt of Big Mama Thornton; it is reminiscent of nothing so much as late s white punk rage — the Ramones , Iggy Pop , the Sex Pistols.
In the end, Presley chose version 28, declaring: "This is the one. Later reissues of the single by RCA in the s designated the pair as double-A-sided.
While Presley was performing "Hound Dog" on television and his record was scaling the charts, Stoller, who had been on vacation in Europe, was returning on the ill-fated final voyage of the Andrea Doria.
Some white guy named Elvis Presley. It just sounded terribly nervous, too fast, too white. But you know, after it sold seven or eight million records it started to sound better.
His version is like a combination of country and skiffle. It's not black. He sounds like Hank Snow. On September 9, , with the song topping several U.
After performing "Ready Teddy", Presley performed an abbreviated version of "Hound Dog", introducing the song with the following statement: "Friends, as a great philosopher once said…" This performance garnered "a Lo these many times I have heard bad records, for sheer repulsiveness coupled with the monotony of incoherence, Hound Dog hit a new low in my experience.
The point about the whole thing is that, by all and any standards, it is a thoroughly bad record",  lacking in "tone, intelligibility, musicianship, taste [and] subtlety", through defying "the decent limits of guitar amplification".
Ah, I'd like to tell you we're going to do a sad song for you. This song here is one of the saddest songs we've ever heard.
It really tells a story, friends. Beautiful lyrics. It goes something like this. Elvis was shown in full during this performance.
Despite Presley being filmed only above the waist, at the end of the show Sullivan looked to the audience, saying "I wanted to say to Elvis Presley and the country that this is a real decent, fine boy, and wherever you go, Elvis, we want to say we've never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we've had with you.
So now let's have a tremendous hand for a very nice person! When 'Hound Dog' came across the radio, there was nothing in my mind that said, 'Wow, what a great song, I wonder who wrote that?
Presley's "Hound Dog" sold over 4 million copies in the United States on its first release. It was his best-selling single and, starting in July , it spent eleven weeks at number one—a record not eclipsed until Boyz II Men 's " End of the Road " held at the top for 13 weeks in Billboard ranked it as the number two song for Despite its commercial success, "Elvis used to say that 'Hound Dog' was the silliest song he'd ever sung and thought it might sell ten or twelve records right around his folks' neighborhood.
In fact, I encouraged him to record it. After the ratings success of this program, on July 31, , Presley returned to perform in Las Vegas for the first time since his unsuccessful performances in April and May Booked for a four-week, fifty-seven show engagement at the International Hotel, which has just been built and has the largest showroom in the city, "this engagement breaks all existing Las Vegas attendance records and attracts rave reviews from the public and the critics.
It is a triumph. During this concert, Presley introduced "Hound Dog" as his "special song. At one point, he decided to dedicate his next number to the audience and the staff at the International: 'This is the only song I could think of that really expresses my feeling toward the audience', he said in all earnestness, before bursting into 'Hound Dog'.
Presley performed "Hound Dog" in his historic Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite concert that was the "first entertainment special to be broadcast live around the world," on January 14, Eventually it was seen in about forty countries by one billion to 1.
In December , Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No. The commercial success of Presley's RCA version of "Hound Dog" precipitated a proliferation of cover versions, answer songs, and parodies.
It reached number 18 on the Kent Music Report  and appeared at number 21 on the Go-Set year-end chart. No recorded version is known to survive.
John Lennon also recorded "Hound Dog" during his huge rehearsal of early Rock and Roll classics for the Madison Square Garden concert that was released on the unauthorized album S.
John Winston Ono Lennon. Tony Sheridan who was asked to join the young Beatles also recorded the Presley version of "Hound Dog". Among those artists who have recorded non-English versions of "Hound Dog" are: .
Encouraged by the decision of the U. Supreme Court in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. Over the years "Hound Dog" "has been the subject of an inordinate number of lawsuits",  and "would eventually become one of the most litigated songs in recorded music history".
By the end of at least six "answer songs" that responded to 'Big Mama' Thornton's original version of "Hound Dog" were released.
By the end of March, "Bear Cat" was in stores, prompting Billboard to describe it as "the fastest answer song to hit the market".