First Release: 1956-07-13 USA
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1956 USA
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 47-6604
Date / Country produced: 1956 USA
Manufactured: RCA Records Pressing Plant, Rockaway
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: B&W paper sleeve
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:03 Mono
Publisher:Elvis Presley Music / Lion Publishing Co. Shalimar Music / Elvis Presley Music
Rights Society: BMI BMI
Label code:G2WW-5935 G2WW-5936
Matrix runout stamped:G2-WW-5935-6S 12 R G2-WW-5936-6S B32 R
Two versions of the picture sleeve were manufactured:
One listing 'Hound Dog' first, second listing 'Don't Be Cruel' first is rarer.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1957 Germany (s3 without Tri)
Label / Catalog no.: RCA 47-9314
Date / Country produced: 1957 Germany
Manufactured: TELDEC (Telefunken-Decca) Schallplatten GmbH
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Standard RCA red-white paper sleeve, both sides are equal with a hole for the label
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, S3 label, 'silver' tri-centre (missing)
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:03 Mono
Publisher:Hill & Range -
Rights Society: - BIEM
Label code:G 2 WW-5935 G 2 WW-5936
Matrix runout stamped:45-G2-WW-5935-XV Manufactured in Germany 45-G2-WW-5936-X-V Manufactured in Germany
'Silver' tri-centre is missing on my single.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel (**)
1957 Germany (s3, without Tri & cover)
Label / Catalog no.: RCA 47-9314
Date / Country produced: 1957 Germany
Manufactured: TELDEC (Telefunken-Decca) Schallplatten GmbH
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Standard RCA red-white paper sleeve, both sides are equal with a hole for the label,
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, S3 label, 'silver' tri-centre (missing)
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:03 Mono
Publisher:Hill & Range -
Rights Society: - BIEM
Label code:G 2 WW-5935 G 2 WW-5936
Matrix runout stamped:45-G2-WW-5935-XV Manufactured in Germany 45-G2-WW-5936-XV Manufactured in Germany
'Silver' tri-centre and cover are missing.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1962 Japan
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor SS-1297
Date / Country produced: 1962-07-20 Japan
Manufactured: Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd.
Copies: ?
Value (source): 26,50 Euro (Marktplaats)
Package: Standard RCA red-white-blue paper sleeve, both sides are equal with a hole for the label on the front
      and a 2-page full color (front only) paper inlay with lyrics
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, S3 label, 'silver' tri-centre (missing)
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:16

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:01 Mono
Publisher:- -
Rights Society: - -
Label code:G2WW-5935 G2WW-5936
Matrix runout stamped:KM 113 ITV G2WW-5935 LEF 112 ITV G2WW-5936
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1964/66 Germany (v2, with reproduction cover)
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 47-9314
Date / Country produced: 1964/1966 Germany
Manufactured: TELDEC (Telefunken-Decca) Schallplatten GmbH
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Standard full color reproduction paper sleeve, original missing
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, v2 label, jukebox-centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:03 Mono
Publisher:Hill & Range
Rights Society: - GEMA
Label code:G 2 WW-5935 G 2 WW-5936
Matrix runout stamped:45-G2WW-5935-X C Manufactured in Germany 45-G2WW-5936-X D Manufactured in Germany
Matrix runout etched:S-II-H F S-II-H F
Original cover missing in my collection.
This release came probably with the '1956 Yearcover'.
This is an V2 (1964-66) label, but the '1956 Yearcover' was released in 1968.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1968 Germany (v4, Yearcover 2)
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 47-9314
Date / Country produced: 1968-05-06 Germany
Manufactured: TELDEC (Telefunken-Decca) Schallplatten GmbH
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color 1956 'yearcover 2' paper sleeve, both sides equal.
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, v4 label, jukebox-centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:03 Mono
Rights Society: GEMA GEMA
Label code:G 2 WW-5935 G 2 WW-5936
Matrix runout stamped:45-G2WW-5935-X C Manufactured in Germany 45-G2WW-5936-X D Manufactured in Germany
Matrix runout etched:S-II-H F S-II-H F
1957 'yearcover 2'.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1970 France, Hit-Parade De Toujours
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 49.782 Hit-Parade De Toujours
Date / Country produced: 1970-11 France
Manufactured: RCA, 6, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysees, Paris
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color cardboard sleeve (L) (11-70) with flaps
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, jukebox-centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:03 Mono
Publisher:- -
Rights Society: BIEM BIEM
Label code:G2WW 5.935 G2WW 5.936
Matrix runout stamped:G 2 WW 5935 P1 G 2 WW 5936 B2
From the French "Hit-Parade De Toujours" series.
The matrix no. on side A ends with a 'triangle' and on side B with a 'diamond'.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1971 France, Hit-Parade
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 49.782 Hit-Parade (447 0608)
Date / Country produced: 1973 France
Manufactured: RCA, 6, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysees, Paris
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color cardboard sleeve (L) (9-71) with flaps
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, jukebox-centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:19

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:17 Mono 2:02 Mono
Publisher:- -
Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
Label code:J2PW 5.695 J2PW 5.696
Matrix runout stamped:J 2 PW 5695 T1 J 2 PW 5696 T1
From the French "Hit-Parade" series
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1974 Netherlands
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 49782
Date / Country produced: 1974 Netherlands
Manufactured: INELCO, Netherlands
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color paper sleeve, both sides are equal
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, 4-prong knockout center
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:19

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:17 Mono 2:02 Mono
Publisher:- -
Rights Society: STEMRA STEMRA
Label code:- -
Matrix runout etched:49782 - A club 49782 - B club
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel (**)
1974 Netherlands
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 49782
Date / Country produced: 1974 Netherlands
Manufactured: INELCO, Netherlands
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color paper sleeve, both sides are equal
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, 4-prong knockout center
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:19

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:17 Mono 2:02 Mono
Publisher:- -
Rights Society: STEMRA STEMRA
Label code:- -
Matrix runout etched:49782 - A club 49782 - B club
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel (***)
1974 Netherlands
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 49782
Date / Country produced: 1974 Netherlands
Manufactured: INELCO, Netherlands
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color paper sleeve, both sides are equal
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, 4-prong knockout center missing
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:19

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:17 Mono 2:02 Mono
Publisher:- -
Rights Society: STEMRA STEMRA
Label code:- -
Matrix runout etched:49782 - A club 49782 - B club
Cover in bad condition, 4-prong knockout center missing.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel (****)
1974 Netherlands
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 49782
Date / Country produced: 1974 Netherlands
Manufactured: INELCO, Netherlands
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color paper sleeve, both sides are equal
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, 4-prong knockout center
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:19

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:17 Mono 2:02 Mono
Publisher:- -
Rights Society: STEMRA STEMRA
Label code:- -
Matrix runout etched:49782 - A club 49782 - B club
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1977 USA, Collectors' Series
Label / Catalog no.: RCA PB-11099 Collectors' Series
Date / Country produced: 1977 USA
Manufactured: -
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color paper sleeve, both sides are equal
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, jukebox-centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:19

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:16 Mono 2:03 Mono
Publisher:Elvis Presley Music / Lion Publishing Co. Shalimar Music Corp. / Elvis Presley Music
Rights Society: BMI BMI
Label code:J2PW-5695 J2PW-5696
Matrix runout etched:PB-11099-A J2PW-5695 19F p PB-11099-A J2PW-5696 12F p
From the 1977 US 'Collectors' Series'.
Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog
1978 UK
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor PB 9265 (447-0608)
Date / Country produced: 1978 UK
Manufactured: RCA Records Pressing Plant, Washington, UK
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color paper sleeve, backside in B&W
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, 4-prong knockout centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:19

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Don't Be Cruel Hound Dog
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:03 Mono 2:16 Mono
Publisher:Chappell-Morris Ltd. Carlin Music Corp.
Rights Society: - -
Label code:J2PW-5695 J2PW-5696
Matrix runout etched:PB-9265-A-1E Pn-A- 'W' A1A1 PB-9265-B-1E A1A1 Mike & Pete
On this UK release, "Don't Be Cruel" is the A-side.
To promote "The '56 Sessions, Vol. 1" (RCA PL 42101) album.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1982 Germany (sn1), Oldies But Goldies
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 47-9314 (26.11001)
Date / Country produced: 1982-10 Germany
Manufactured: TELDEC (Telefunken-Decca) Schallplatten GmbH
Copies: ?
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: Full color paper sleeve (without Elvis photo), both sides are equal (Type 1)
Format: 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, sn1 label, jukebox-centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:03 Mono
Publisher:Hill & Range
Rights Society: - GEMA
Label code:G 2 WW-5935 G 2 WW-5936
Matrix runout stamped:45-G2WW-5935-X D P 1972 45-G2WW-5936- F
Matrix runout etched:S-H-II S
From the German 'Oldies but Goldies' series, with various artists.
The phrase 'Made in Germany' is not stamped on both sides in the runout on the the vinyl.
Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
1984 USA, Elvis' 50th Anniversary (Yellow-gold translucent vinyl)
Label / Catalog no.: RCA PB-13886
Date / Country produced: 1984 USA
Manufactured: RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
Copies: -
Value (source): 10 Euro (Marktplaats)
Package: Full color paper sleeve, both sides are equal
Format: Yellow-gold translucent 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, jukebox-centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:15 Mono 2:03 Mono
Publisher:Intersong Music / Gladys Music / MCA Music Elvis Presley Music Inc. / Unart Music Corp.
Rights Society: ASCAP BMI
Label code:- -
Matrix runout stamped:PB 13886A 1 A1 PB 13886B 1 A2
Pressing plant ID:I I
From the "50th Anniversary" series, to celebrate elvis' 50th birthday, pressed on yellow-gold translucent vinyl.
On the backside is a sticker with the text "The Elvis Collection - Dennis H. Everett - 073-38-5321" glued by a fan.
Comes originally from the 6 single box
"Elvis' Greatest Hits - Golden Singles Vol. I".
(Not in my collection)
Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog
2001 USA (Red translucent vinyl)
Label / Catalog no.: RCA Victor 47-6604
Date / Country produced: 2001 USA
Manufactured: USA
Copies: -
Value (source): ? Euro (?)
Package: B/W paper sleeve
Format: Red translucent 7" vinyl single, 45rpm, jukebox-centre
Total tracks/time: 2 tracks, 4:18

      A side:       B side:
Tracks:Don't Be Cruel Hound Dog
Time, Mono/Stereo:2:03 Mono 2:15 Mono
Publisher:Shalimar Music Corp. / Elvis Presley Music Elvis Presley Music / Lion Publishing Co.
Rights Society: BMI BMI
Label code:G2WW-5936 G2WW-5935
Matrix runout etched:DRE-13035-A/5935 MD DRE-13035-B/5936 MD
Pressed on red translucent vinyl.
On The cover "Hound Dog is on top, but according the etched matrix runout number,
"Don't Be Cruel" is the A-side.
More vinyl with one of the above tracks:

First Release: 1956-07-13 USA