Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel 

Modified: March 23, 2017

         Release: RCA Victor 447-0608 Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 9/30/1958

gss 2X400 Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)

447 0608 side1 wlp r small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)447 0608 side2 wlp r small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)

Disc: 3/1959. Gold Standard. White label. NOT FOR SALE.1
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5695-3S / J2PW-5696-4S (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing) 2
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5695-8S C1 / J2PW-5696-7S (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)1

447 0608 1959 side2 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)447 0608 1959 side1 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)

Disc: 3/1959. Gold Standard. Black label, dog on top.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5695-2S A1 / J2PW-5696-2S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5695-5S / J2PW-5696-3S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447 0608 cover side1 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)447 0608 cover side2 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)

Cover: 6/1964. Gold Standard picture sleeve.

447 0608 1965 side2 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)447 0608 1965 side1 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)

Disc: 1965. Gold Standard. Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5695--7S / J2PW-5696-6S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

The 1965 Gold Standard, black label, dog on side is a very difficult release to find. While actively seeking a copy, even a picture of one had taken nearly 6 years to track down one copy. A very undervalued re-issue of this Gold Standard.

447 0608 1968 side1 mockup small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)447 0608 1968 side2 mockup small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)

Disc: 1968. Gold Standard. Orange label.4

447 0608 1971 side1 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)447 0608 1971 side2 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)

Disc: 1971. Gold Standard. Red label.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5695-7S A1 / J2PW-5696-8S C3 (Indianapolis pressing)

447 0608 1977 side2 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)447 0608 1977 side1 small Hound Dog / Dont Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)

Disc: 1976. Gold Standard. Black label, dog near top.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5695-10S A1 PB11099A / J2PW-5696-9S A4 PB11099B (Indianapolis pressing)

Originally released by RCA Records on as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel on the Collectors' Series label.

  1. eBay reference 222087135544 (June 19, 2016)
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of DarylR.
  3. eBay reference 222087135544 (June 19, 2016)
  4. Mockups of existing images.