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Long Tall Sally
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Long Tall Sally
Mike Pachelli, is back with more guitar instruction. For this lesson, we'll take a look at "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard.

"Long Tall Sally" was recorded in 1956 and went to number 1 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues charts and stayed there for 19 weeks.

Little Richard wrote "Long Tall Sally" AT A VERY FAST TEMPO (200 bpm) because he wanted lyrics too fast for Pat Boone to sing it since Pat Boone had covered Little Richards "Tutti Frutti" and it out performed Little Richard's original version. It didn't work though as Pat Boone recorded "Long Tall Sally", but at a slower tempo.

Mike plays a Gibson Custom ES-335 Block Inlay in this lesson.



Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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"LONG TALL SALLY"
Richard Penniman, Entoris Johnson, Robert Blackwell
© 1956, ® Sony/ATV Songs LLC


All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission

Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Beginner
Genres:
Rock
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