Monday, 5 January 2015

Blues Monday #5: Long Tall Shorty by The Kinks

Long Tall Shorty was first recorded by Tommy Tucker in 1964, the follow-up to his big hit Hi Heel Sneakers. That same year, the song appeared on the Kinks' debut album which, let's be honest, will never be regarded as one of the great records of the sixties. Not even close. Regardless, this isn't a bad take on Long Tall Shorty and was one of a number of blues tracks included in their early repertoire.

It does display the Kinks' raw, energetic sound that was to set them apart from their peers and might be regarded as a forerunner of the sound that emerged in the late 90s/early 00s via the White Stripes, the Bellrays, etc. Probably.


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