Doug's notes:

As Jerry Seinfeld would say, "WHAT'S THE DEAL with 'Mustang Sally'??!!" This song cuts across a large generational swath - all ages adore this tune. From the Wilson Pickett purists to the youngsters who simply like a good beat, "Mustang Sally" gets high marks all across the board.

When Christopher Jon and I were selecting songs for the Feelin' Alright CD, we wanted to pick tunes that had a broad appeal regardless of genre. So we chose some '50s rock 'n roll, a couple of country tunes, some originals and a couple of R&B classics - one of which was "Mustang Sally."

I think you'll agree that Chris does a great job on vocals with a soulful rasp that belies his northwest Iowa roots. Chris, Jeni Grouws and I provide the iconic "Ride Sally ride" vocal refrain to a B-3 infused Memory Brothers' track drippin' with funk guitar that would do the "Swampers" proud! 

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Doug Koempel © 2015
SONG #27

writer: Mack Rice
album: Feelin' All right (BOF-94) 2013
artists: the Memory Brothers
publishing: Fourteenth Hour Music
  • lead vocal: Christopher Jon
  • background vocals: Jeni Grouws, Christopher Jon and Doug
  • guitar: Christopher Jon
  • Hammond B-3; Wurly 200A, and bass: Doug
  • backing tracks produced by Doug
               sequenced on Sonar 3.1 Producer Edition
               VSampler 3; Papelmedia GM 2006; EZdrummer; RealBand
               VI.One; Alesis QS7.1; Yamaha NP-V80
  • recorded at: Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio, West Union, Iowa in July 2011.

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