gives me goosebumps | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/28/09

I didn't have any problems understanding the words...

This song is MEANT to be BELTED OUT! I love Paul McCartney's voice in this song (or this style of singing... bluesy like Oh! Darling and Why Don't We Do it in the Road and others... )

Energy | Reviewer: Andy Macdonald | 12/11/07

Energy, excitement & passion (whether whiskey induced or not) are always attractive, to me at least. I think a few others liked it when Little Richard did it and again when the Beatles did it. Anyone who can sing this song convincingly is going to entertain! Paul didn't do a bad job at all. PS there is a video of LTS on YouTube - look out for when John drops his guitar pick & retrieves it.
PS - A previous reviewer has betrayed his ignorance by calling this a Motown song! Not all black artists are Motown!

not the greatest cover song | Reviewer: Joseph F. Mattaino | 8/31/07

The Beatles were best when they stayed in their own backyard and sang songs that THEY wrote. When the Beatles tried to sing cover material, especially Motown, they fell all over themselves: Case in point, "Long Tall Sally". Paul McCartney sounded as though must have drank a quart of moonshine whiskey before he recorded this song. His singing voice is such that you can barely understand a word. It must have been the whiskey doing the singing! It is amazing that this is the same Beatle who wrote and sang the song "Yesterday". What a contrast!