maandag 6 mei 2013
Big Mama Thortnon - Hound Dog (feat.Morris)
American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record the hit song "Hound Dog" in 1952.The record was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for seven weeks in 1953 the single sold almost two million copies. Its B-side was "They Call Me Big Mama." Three years later, Elvis Presley recorded his even more broadly successful rendition of "Hound Dog," based on a version performed by Freddie Bell and the Bellboys. Similarly, Thornton wrote and recorded "Ball 'n' Chain", which became a hit for her, yet Janis Joplin's later recording of it made a bigger impact in the late 1960s.