Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog 

Modified: May 14, 2018

         Release: RCA Victor 47-6604 Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 7/13/1956

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. Don't Be Cruel on top.1

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. Hound Dog on top.

47 6604 side1 noline i small Dont Be Cruel / Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)47 6604 side2 noline i small Dont Be Cruel / Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (7/1956). Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Small font. On the Don't Be Cruel side, Shalimar Music Corp. & Elvis Presley Music BMI is on two lines and Music is not abbreviated. On the Hound Dog side, Elvis Presley Music & Lion Publ. Co. BMI is on two lines, where Music is not abbreviated and Publish is Publ.
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5935-2S A1 / G2WW-5936-1S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5935-4S / G2WW-5936-3S (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5935-4S A1 / G2WW-5936-1S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

47 6604 side2 r w line error small Dont Be Cruel / Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)47 6604 side1 r w line error small Dont Be Cruel / Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (7/1956). Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. On the Hound Dog side, "Stoller" is incorrectly credited as "Stroller".2
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5936-6S A1 / GW22-5935-5S A1 (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (7/1956). Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Large font. On the Don't Be Cruel side, Shalimar Mus. Corp. & Elvis Presley Mus. BMI is on three lines and Music is abbreviated. On the Hound Dog side, Elvis Presley Mus. & Lion Pub. Co. BMI is on three lines, where Music is abbreviated and Publish is Pub.
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5935-7S / G2WW-5936-8S (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: (7/1956). Black label, dog on top with horizontal line.
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5936-23S RCA1 and E / GW22-5935-22S RCA6 and D (unknown pressing)3
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5936-23S RCA2 and L / GW22-5935-22S RCA and N (unknown pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5936-23S RCA2 and P / GW22-5935-21S RCA3 and A (unknown pressing)

47 6604 side1 d small Dont Be Cruel / Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)47 6604 side2 d small Dont Be Cruel / Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (7/1956). Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. On both sides, publication credits on the left side are not centered however, each line is further indented.4
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5936-24S 4 RCA A / GW22-5935-22S 6 RCA D (unknown pressing)5
Matrix numbers: G2WW-5936-24S RCA M / GW22-5935-21S RCA P (unknown pressing)

Released in 1956 by RCA Records on 78 RPM as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. Date from "Elvis Presley: Discography | The Official Elvis Presley Site." Elvis The Music. Sony Music Entertainment. December 6, 2010.
  2. Identified by Frank Daniels.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Frank Daniels
  4. Images from the collection of Roberto.
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.