"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 #1 on the rhythm and blues charts, staying at the top for six of 19 weeks. 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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