Two Hound Dogs
"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. 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.
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
"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.
- 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
- 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)