Won’t be long, and we’ll be back to Sleepy Sundays as our only regular feature around here. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Tonight, Sleepy isn’t sleepy. Sleepy LaBeef, national treasure, is rocking.
We’ve heard Sleepy cover Little Richard before. I’m still not sure it worked.
But on this one, there’s no doubt. Sleepy’s cooking.
“Long Tall Sally,” Sleepy LaBeef, from “Rockabilly Blues,” 2001.
Sleepy recorded this at Shook Shack in Nashville in 1980 during his first sessions after signing with Rounder Records. That’s Texas honky-tonk piano legend Earl Poole Ball pounding those keys and former Elvis sideman D.J. Fontana on drums.