Two Hound Dogs

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1955 45 single release as Decca 9-29552.

Two Hound Dogs is a 1955 rock and roll song composed by Bill Haley and Frank Pingatore. The song was released as a Decca single by Bill Haley and His Comets.

"Two Hound Dogs" was recorded in 1955 and released as a Decca Records single on June 25, 1955, backed with "Razzle Dazzle", as Decca 29552. The single reached #15 on the Billboard chart and #31 on the Cash Box chart in July, 1955 in a 3 week chart run.[1] The recording was produced by Milt Gabler at the Pythian Temple studios in New York City and appeared on the 1956 Decca Records album Rock Around the Clock.[2]

The song also appeared on the Decca 7" EP collection Rock 'N Roll by Bill Haley and His Comets released as ED 2322 in December, 1955.

Other Album Appearances[edit]

"Two Hound Dogs" also appeared on the 1972 Bill Haley & His Comets album Golden Hits on MCA, the 1976 album R-O-C-K on Universal International, the 1985 album collection From the Original Master Tapes on MCA/Geffen, the 1991 box set The Decca Years & More on Bear Family Records, and the 1999 Universal album The Very Best of Bill Haley.

Personnel[edit]

  • Bill Haley – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher – lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson – steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande – piano
  • Marshall Lytle – bass
  • Joey Ambrose - tenor saxophone
  • Billy Gussak – drums

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Jim Dawson, Rock Around the Clock: The Record That Started the Rock Revolution! (San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2005)
  • John W. Haley and John von Hoelle, Sound and Glory (Wilmington, DE: Dyne-American, 1990)
  • John Swenson, Bill Haley (London: W.H. Allen, 1982)