Elvis Presley - Hound Dog

American Hit Radio: Transitor Days - Summer 1956

Episode 4

Episode date - January 10, 2020

How Music Changed

    No matter where you lived, 1956 sure was a hot Summer.

    The exponential growth of rock and roll pretty much kicked everything else out of its way, making it unquestionably the dominant musical style of the time, representing an explosion in one short year’s time. By Summer 1956, the genre had its own manifesto (“Roll Over Beethoven”), its own mainstream superstar (Elvis) and it even managed to drag a bonafide, rough and ready R&B star onto the lily-white pop charts (Little Willie John).

    Times had changed drastically, and as far as old-school pop music mavens were concerned, the wolves now ruled the henhouse and crazy, hopped-up kids were in charge. Yahoo!

    Featured tracks include:

    Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

    My Baby Left Me – Elvis Presley

    My Prayer – The Platters

    Stranded in the Jungle – The Cadets

    Fever – Little Willie John

    Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

    Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley

    Honky Tonk – Bill Doggett

    The Flying Saucer – Buchanon and Goodman

    Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley

    Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino

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