Long Tall Sally

Release date: 07 March 1988

"Long Tall Sally"
Single by Little Richard
from the album Here's Little Richard
B-side "Slippin' and Slidin'"
Released March 1956
Format 7"
Recorded February 10, 1956, at J&M Studio
Genre Rock and roll, blues
Length 2:10
Label Specialty SP572
Writer(s) Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell, Richard Penniman
Producer Bumps Blackwell
Little Richard singles chronology
"Tutti Frutti"
"Long Tall Sally"
"Rip It Up"
"Long Tall Sally"
Single by The Kinks
B-side "I Took My Baby Home" (R. Davies)
Released February 7, 1964
Format 7"
Recorded January 24, 1964 at Pye Studios (No .1), London
Genre Beat
Label Pye 7N15611 (UK)
Cameo 308 (US)
Producer Shel Talmy
The Kinks singles chronology
"Long Tall Sally"
"You Still Want Me"
"Long Tall Sally"
Song by The Beatles from the album Long Tall Sally
Released June 19, 1964
Recorded March 1, 1964
Producer George Martin
Long Tall Sally track listing
Side one
  1. "Long Tall Sally"
  2. "I Call Your Name"
Side two
  1. "Slow Down"
  2. "Matchbox"
"Long Tall Sally"
Song by Eddie Cochran from the album Never To Be Forgotten
Released January 1962
Recorded May/June 1956
Genre Rock and roll
Length 1:44
Label Liberty Records
Writer Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell, Richard Penniman
Producer Eddie Cochran
Never To Be Forgotten track listing
"Long Tall Sally"

"Long Tall Sally" is a rock and roll 12-bar blues song written by Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, Enotris Johnson and Richard Penniman (known as "Little Richard"), recorded by Little Richard and released March 1956 on the Specialty Records label.

The flip side was "Slippin' and Slidin'". Both songs were subsequently released in the LP Here's Little Richard (Specialty, March 1957). The single reached number one on the Billboard rhythm and blues chart, staying at the top for six of 19 weeks, while peaking at number six on the pop chart. It received the Cash Box Triple Crown Award in 1956. The song as sung by Little Richard is #56 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

It became one of the singer's best-known hits and has become a rock and roll standard covered by hundreds of artists.

The song was originally called "The Thing", recorded in New Orleans by Little Richard.

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