Elvis sings Hound Dog on Milton Berle

April 6, 2009

Elvis is so NAUGHTY here. I love the pelvic thrusts, and the girls’ squeals of delight. The instrumentation is an interesting half electric/half acoustic trio: drums, upright bass, and a hollow-bodied archtop [thanks PK] electric guitar with F-holes. Elvis is solo. HE was a no-effects music video all by himself, without any direction. (“Music video” in the sense that some people often prefer music videos to video-less songs — seeing the music, rather than only hearing it.)

This song is less than 2 minutes long and is an excellent example of the 12-bar blues.

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