The Raging Storms - Hound Dog
Today's selection was released in 1962 on Morty Craft's Trans-Atlas label, formerly Warwick Records. The Raging Storms were formed in Detroit by Fred Kelly, who previously sang in a Toledo, Ohio based vocal group, Freddie and The Parliaments. They moved in the same circles as Johnny and the Hurricanes, whose 1959 hit Crossfire
helped establish Warwick records. Guitarist Louis Carr played with both groups. He also backed Dion and the Belmonts in Green Bay, Wisconsin when they were the opening act for Buddy Holly, Richie Valence and the Big Bopper's penultimate show. Hound Dog is actually the b-side, The Dribble (Twist) on the
other side seems to be a better known tune, but I prefer this quick,
piano-led, sax-laden, rockin' instrumental. You are encouraged to twist to it.
Labels: garage rock, instrumental