"Originally released in 1953, Bear Cat.is as certifiable a primitive R'n'B smoker that's ever existed.
Complete with the inimitable Joe Hill Louis on guitar, the future "Funky
Chicken" Thomas gives his male-perspective answer record to Big Mama
Thornton's "Hound Dog." In the process, the legal powers behind "Hound
Dog" writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller won a lawsuit claiming "Bear
Cat" infringed on the duo's copyright. Ever since the writing credits
have been Leiber/Stoller, but what has not changed is the unbeatable
groove that moves the song. "Bear Cat"
is as fresh today as it was when it was originally released sixty years ago." - Third Man Records
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 29 May, 2013.