Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

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Rock - Modern | Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Total Song Plays: 16,305   
Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

These songs were recorded at a sound check a few hours before we took the stage for a "Joshua Foxx Concert" in 2004. Every time we fired up this medley, It would bring the "proverbial house" down. The King hasn't lost any of his magic, even after 50 years.

Story Behind the Song

"Heartbreak Hotel" is a rock song by Elvis, with Bill Black (bass), Scotty Moore (guitar), D.J. Fontana (drums), Floyd Cramer (piano) and Elvis on rhythm guitar. Recorded in January 1956 in Nashville, the song introduced Elvis to a Worldwide Musical Audience. "Hound Dog" is a twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton in 1952. Other early versions illustrate the differences among blues, country, and rock and roll in the mid 1950s. The 1956 remake by Elvis Presley is the best known version. This is the version that is #19 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[3] "Hound Dog" was also recorded by 5 country singers in 1953 alone, and over 26 times through 1964. [4]. From the 1970's onward, the song has appeared, or is heard, as a part of the soundtrack in numerous motion pictures, most notably in blockbusters such as American Graffiti, Grease, Forrest Gump, Lilo and Stitch and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. "Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. The song was first released as a 45rpm single on September 24, 1957, to coincide with the release of Presley's motion picture, Jailhouse Rock. Composer Mike Stoller can be seen playing piano in the film presentation of the song. The song as sung by Elvis Presley is #67 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[1] and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Cameron Smith

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Everyone knows the lyrics to these Classics---"Heartbreak Hotel", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Hound Dog", performed by the "Joshua Foxx Band", LIVE, in 2004!

Cameron Smith

Song Length
Rock - Classic, Blues - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Heartbreaking, Cheerless

Subject Matter
Loneliness, Bad Love

Similar Artists
Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley
1950 - 1959

Lyric Credits Mike Stoller (Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog), Thomas Durden & Mae Boren Axton (Heartbreak Hotel).
Music Credits Jerry Leiber (Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog), Thomas Durden & Mae Boren Axton (Heartbreak Hotel).
Producer Credits Steve Sholes (Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock & Hound Dog)
Publisher Credits RCA, MGM
Performance Credits The JOSHUA FOXX Band, 2004 EDITION---Lead Vocals: Eddie Taylor, Lead Guitar: Kim Merrill, Bass Guitar: Ray Kearns, Keyboards and Backing Vocals: Clayton Fier, Drums: Cameron Smith
Label Credits RCA