The classic song 'Hound Dog' was released in 1952 and was number one on the charts for seven weeks. This original version of 'Hound Dog' had nothing to do with Elvis Presley. The first version of 'Hound Dog' was recorded by a 25-year-old African-American rhythm and blues singer named Willie Mae Thornton. The song was a smash hit and sold almost two million copies.
The Story of Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog'.