Long Tall Sally

Composer: Enortis Johnson / Robert Blackwell / Richard Penniman

Grateful Dead

No Grateful Dead recordings.


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no info Single, Little Richard, 1956
no info Rock'n Roll'n Robbins, Marty Robbins, 1956
no info Single, Marty Robbins, 1956
no info Elvis, Elvis Presley, 1956
no info Here's Little Richard, Little Richard, 1957
no info EP, Marty Robbins, 1957
no info Don't Knock The Rock Soundtrack, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1957
no info Whole Lotta Shakin', Carl Perkins, 1958
info Wanda Jackson, Wanda Jackson, 1958
no info Marty's Greatest Hits, Marty Robbins, 1959
no info Eddie Cochran, Eddie Cochran, 1960
no info His Biggest Hits, Little Richard, 1960
no info Alan Freed's Golden Pics, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1961
no info The Ravens, 1964
no info Beatles (EP - UK), 1964
no info Shakin' Up A Storm, Gene Vincent, 1964
info The Beatles' Second Album, The Beatles, 1964 (US)
info Blue Jeans a' Swinging, The Swinging Blue Jeans, 1964
no info You Really Got Me, The Kinks, 1964
info The Greatest Live Show on Earth, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1964
no info Go Go Big Beat Soundtrack, Various Artists (Migil Five), 1964
info Wooly Bully, Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, 1965
no info 20 Original Winners, Vol 3, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1965
no info Little Richard's Grooviest 17 Original Hits!, Little Richard, 1968
info Leave My Baby Alone, Wanda Jackson, 1968
no info Good Golly Miss Molly, Little Richard, 1969
no info Marty's Country, Marty Robbins, 1969
no info Whole Lotta Love, CCS, 1970
no info Sweet Toronto Soundtrack, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1970
no info The Essential Little Richard, Little Richard, 1972
no info Live On Stage In Memphis, Elvis Presley, 1974
no info Beloved Old Hits, Nokie Edwards, 1974
no info Last Boogie In Paris, Johnny Rivers, 1974
info Rock 'N' Roll Music, The Beatles, 1977
no info Elvis! Soundtrack, Elvis Presley, 1979
no info The Georgia Peach, Little Richard, 1981
no info Live Talkies, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, 1982
no info(Recorded Live) At the Picketts Lock, Crazy Cavan 'N' The Rhythm Rockers, 1983
no info Another side of ROBBINS, Marty Robbins, 1984
info Past Masters, Vol. 1, The Beatles, 1988
no info The Speciality Box Set, Little Richard, 1989
no info Country 1951-1958, Marty Robbins, 1991
no info Georgia Peach, Little Richard, 1991
no info King Of Rock 'n' Roll - The Complete 50s Masters, Elvis Presley, 1992
info Right or Wrong, Wanda Jackson, 1993
info Psychotic Reunion Live!, The Count Five, 1993

info The Speciality Story Box Set, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1994
no info Anthology 1, Beatles, 1995
info Cactology: The Cactus Collection, Cactus, 1996
info Never to Be Forgotten: The Mustang Years, Bobby Fuller Four, 1998
info Americas Top Ten Through The Years: Box Set, Various Artists (The Shadows Of Knight), 2000
no info Live in Las Vegas Box Set, Elvis Presley, 2001
info Barely Contained: The Studio Sessions, Cactus, 2004
info Fully Unleashed: The Live Gigs, Cactus, 2004
info The Road Is Rocky: Complete Studio Masters 1956-1971, Gene Vincent, 2005
info Revolution: A Rock Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Heart), 2005
info Fully Unleashed: The Live Gigs, Vol. II, Cactus, 2007
info Blowing the Fuse: 30 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1956, Various Artists (Little Richard), 2006
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of 50s Rock N Roll, Various Artists (Little Richard), 2006
info The Cosimo Matassa Story, Various Artists (Little Richard), 2007
no info The Roots of Led Zeppelin, Various Artists (Little Richard), 2009
info Authorized Bootleg: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, Feb 27, 1989, Neville Brothers, 2010


Performed only once, by John Fogerty with the Dead and Huey Lewis, at the Bay Area Music Awards on 12th March 1988. Also played by John Fogerty, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Randy Jackson, Steve Jordan and, on some songs, Clarence Clemons on May 27, 1989 during a John Fogerty show at Oakland.

Started as just a handful of lyrics by Enortis Johnson. Little Richard (Richard Penniman) and Bumps Blackwell added the music and more lyrics. First working title was The Thing. Later it was Bald Headed Sally. Little Richard first recorded version was as The Thing. Recorded again on 7th February 1956, as Long Tall Sally, at the J and M Studio in New Orleans and released in March 1956 on the Speciality label.

It was the first song Paul McCartney sang on stage at the age of 15. Also the last song the Beatles performed on stage during a paid concert - Candlestick Park 29th August 1966.