Brock Wendel Yates was an American print and TV journalist, screenwriter and author. He was longtime executive editor of Car and Driver, an American automotive magazine. source
Hound Dog' took like twelve minutes. That's not a complicated piece of work. But the rhyme scheme was difficult. Also the metric structure of the music was not easy. 'Kansas City' was maybe eight minutes, if that. Writing the early blues was spontaneous. You can hear the energy in the work.