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Long Tall Sally (The Keatniks) video
#1923: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
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Gonna tell Aunt Mary about Uncle John,
Said he has the blues but he's havin' a lot of fun;
Oh, baby, yeh-eh-eh, baby, woo-oo-oo-oo, baby,
Havin' me some fun tonight.

Well, I saw Uncle John with long tall Sally,
Saw Aunt Mary comin' and he
ducked back in the alley;
Oh, baby, yeh-eh-eh, baby, woo-oo-oo-oo, baby,
Havin' me some fun tonight.

Yeah, we're gonna have some fun tonight,
Have some fun tonight, woo;
Have some fun tonight,
Everything's alright;
We're gonna have some fun,
Havin' me some fun tonight.

Well, long tall Sally she's so sweet,
She's got everything that Uncle John needs;
Oh, baby, yeh-eh-eh, baby, woo-oo-oo-oo, baby,
Havin' me some fun tonight.

Well, long tall Sally got a lot on the ball,
Nobody cares if she's long or tall;
Oh, baby, yeh-eh-eh, baby, woo-oo-oo-oo, baby,
Havin' me some fun tonight.

[Fading]
Well, we'll have some fun tonight,
Have some fun tonight, woo;
Have some fun tonight,
Everything's alright.

####.... Robert (Bumps) Blackwell, Enotris Johnson & (Little) Richard Penniman ....####
This rock and roll 12-bar blues song was originally recorded at J&M Studio in 1956 by Little Richard as an A-side single backed by Slippin' and Slidin, produced by Bumps Blackwell on Specialty Records. The single reached number one on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues chart and number six on the pop chart, receiving the Cash Box Triple Crown Award that same year. It became one of the singer's best-known hits and has become a rock and roll standard covered by hundreds of artists.

This variant was recorded by The Keatniks on their self-titled album (The Keatniks, trk#12, 1967 LP, Melbourne Studios, Montreal, Quebec). The album holds the distinction of being the first rock and roll album ever released by a Newfoundlander.

Liner Notes:
The Keatniks were based out of Labrador City, Labrador. Maurice (Moe) Caines (lead singer and rhythm guitar) was born in 1940 in Port Saunders, NL. He had his own group for several years and did radio work in Stephenville, NL. William Keating (lead guitar and second singer) was born in 1939 in Conception Harbour, NL. He spent a few years with Wilf Doyle's Orchestra and recorded with Rodeo Records. Pierre LaJeunesse (piano) was born in 1943 in St Therese, Quebec. All three were employed by the Iron Ore Company in Labrador City, NL. Basil Haire (drums) was born in 1943 in St John's, NL and was employed as a teacher in Wabush Collegiate, Wabush, Labrador.



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