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Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress - The Hollies

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Published on Sep 24, 2006

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" was a song by the rock and roll group, The Hollies, and released on February 1, 1972 as a single on the Parlophone Records label.

It was released soon after Allan Clarke, who was featured on lead guitar as well as lead vocal had left the group, from their album "Distant Light" (1970). As the group had just left EMI/Parlophone and signed with Polydor, they did not promote the song. However it became a No. 2 hit in the United States, their greatest ever singles success there. It was inspired and in the style of the rock and roll group Creedence Clearwater Revival, and on being reactivated by EMI in Britain a few months later, it reached No. 32.

The song is notable in that it features Clarke playing rhythm guitar, something he rarely did (Clarke came up with the song's signature guitar rhythm that opens the song).

Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Coo...

Comments • 5,696

Rogelio Morales
man they don't make music like this any more I need a time machine dammitt!!
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Alvynz
the time machine won't help you much, you'll just be getting the same music, they'll just be more popular. lol.
Juan Carlos
Les Bonnick we are two now
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Jane Gilbert
This music is from the 1970s. THIS IS MUSIC!
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Ivana Casillas
simon👍
Al Cordero
ya baby
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JuL3r
This song makes me wanna quit my regular life, buy me a Harley and become an outlaw...damn!
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Peter Ofenbaeck
In Germany, posessing a Harley does not mean that you are an outlaw. We will take you for a dentist or a lawyer.
David Pallatina
Do it.
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cherry edwards
THIS SONG HAS THE BEST BEAT EVER WRITTEN!!!
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Coyote Duran
Thin Lizzy's pre-dated AC/DC's.
gglta
libertarianation1 jail break is by AC/DC
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rockinron40
I've always thought they sounded a lot like CCR in this song.
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TheHistrionics
Yep. The Hollies may have been around prior to CCR but they didn't make songs like this. CCR (John Fogerty to be exact) invented and perfected a very unique and particular gumbo style of swamp rock psych music that followed through on many records. This song mimics the CCR style as the best kind of flattery.
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RootsRockRebel
1,162 people have never been with a long cool woman in a black dress! Poor bastards! LOL
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John Smith
Hilarious!!
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Maxie House
lyrics: Saturday night I was downtown Working for the FBI Sitting in a nest of bad men Whisky bottles piling high Bootlegging boozer on the west side Full of people who are doing wrong Just about to call up the DA man When I heard this woman singing a song A pair of 45's made me open my eyes My temperature started to rise She was a long cool woman in a black dress Just a 5'9, beautiful tall With just one look I was a bad mess 'Cos that long cool woman had it all I saw her headin' to the table Well a tall walking big black cat When Charlie said I hope that you're able boy Well I'm telling you she knows where it's at Well suddenly we heard the sirens And everybody started to run A jumping out of doors and tables Well I heard somebody shooting a gun Well the DA was pumping my left hand And then she was a-holding my right Well I told her don't get scared 'Cos you're gonna be spared Well I've gotta be forgiven If I wanna spend my living With a long cool woman in a black dress Just a 5'9 beautiful tall Well, with just one look I was a bad mess 'Cos that long cool woman had it all
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Don Barker
legs
David Makin
What, you too
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Peggy Kellar
My son's favroite song. RIP, Chris.
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Eric Santana
Peggy Kellar This song was used in Kong Skull Island
geiramk
That's rough for a parent. Hope he had a happy life!
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VETO KOOLAID
the perfect song to have stuck in my head today HAPPY FRIDAY!!
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GamerDJCJ Mega Boom
VETO KOOLAID HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
Sam Macfly
VETO KOOLAID HAPPY FRIDAY!
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Colin
Brings back the memories .... good old 70's
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Benny Greene
Colin I don't hear anything that comes close to this, on the VOICE. not at all
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