THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO: Ben Wynne for A Hound Dog Tale

Thursday, February 8th – Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at The Powerhouse!

Showtime: 6 pm

Learn more about the show's lineup here

Can't make it? Reserve a signed copy of A Hound Dog Tale: Big Mama, Elvis, and the Song That Changed Everything here. Personalization available.

Featuring...

Historian and author Ben Wynne for his new book A Hound Dog Tale: Big Mama, Elvis, and the Song That Changed Everything.

About the Book

The release of the song "Hound Dog" in 1953 marked a turning point in American popular culture, and throughout its history, the hit ballad bridged divides of race, gender, and generational conflict. Ben Wynne's A Hound Dog Tale discusses the stars who made this rock 'n' roll standard famous, from Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton to Elvis Presley, along with an eclectic cast of characters, including singers, songwriters, musicians, record producers and managers, famous television hosts, several lawyers, and even a gangster or two.

 

Wynne's examination of this American classic reveals how "Hound Dog" reflected the values and issues of 1950s American society, and sheds light on the lesser-known elements of the song's creation and legacy. A Hound Dog Tale will capture the imagination of anyone who has ever tapped a foot to the growl of a blues riff or the bark of a rock 'n' roll guitar.

About the Author

Ben Wynne is professor of history at the University of North Georgia and author of In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music.

 

Air times:

Thursday, February 8th – 6:00 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Friday, February 16th – 6 am (CT) WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN.

Saturday, February 17th –3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

7 pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9 pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Sunday, February 18th -3 pm (ET) WUOT | 91.9 FM, Knoxville

2 pm (MT) KNCE 93.5 | Taos, New Mexico

Books: 
A Hound Dog Tale: Big Mama, Elvis, and the Song That Changed Everything By Ben Wynne Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780807181140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - February 7th, 2024

The release of the song "Hound Dog" in 1953 marked a turning point in American popular culture, and throughout its history, the hit ballad bridged divides of race, gender, and generational conflict.


Event date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 6:00pm
The Powerhouse
413 S 14th Street
Oxford, MS 38655