LONG TALL SALLY * LITTLE RICHARD AND HIS BAND * LONDON 1074 * UK
Recorded February 10, 1956, at Cosimo Mattassa's J&M studio in New
Orleans, with Little Richard on vocals and piano and musicians: Edgar
Blanchard, guitar; Frank Fields, bass; Lee Allen, tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tylor,
baritone sax and Earl Palmer, drums.
Originally released in March 1956 on Speciality 572 Long Tall Sally
reached the #1 spot on Billboards R&B charts and #19 Pop and became the
biggest ever selling Speciality record.
Originally titled The Thing the fast tempo of Long Tall
Sally was a deliberate attempt top thwart MoR singer Pat Boone from
covering the song, as he had done with Little Richard's previous cut Tuttie
Released in the UK on London 8366 in 1957 in both 78 and 45 rpm formats, Long
Tall Sally reached #3 and stayed on the charts for a total of sixteen
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