Most people don’t realize that the Elvis hit “Hound Dog” was actually a cover and first a hit by Big Mama Thornton. The first video gets even better when it shifts to Down Home Shakedown with all the harmonica work (note: John Lee Hooker is on the video too).

Thornton is definitely an underrated blues singer.

Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown

Oh Happy Day

One More River


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