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Shonka Dukureh's version of Hound Dog


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This singer was in the new movie about Elvis.  She portrayed Big Moma Thornton who did the original version of Hound Dog before Elvis. Shonka was only 44 years old and passed away suddenly yesterday.   

Her version of the song is worth a listen.  The drum beat and intro is wicked.

 

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Wow... That is an awesome rendition of that song. Makes the Elvis version seem tame. Sad to learn she's gone already.

RIP Ms. Dukureh. I'll be looking for more of your work, because you move me... 

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