Cliff Gallup
Solo Tabs

Tabs Courtesy of Jim Lewandowski, E-mail:

Be Bop A Lula

Be Bop A Lula
Key: E
Recorded May 4th, 1956 at Owen Bradley's studio (Bradley's Barn) Nashville, TN.
Elec. Ld. Guitar: Cliff Gallup
Drums: Dickie Harrell
Stand up Bass: Jack Neal
Acoustic Rhythm guitar: Willie Williams

This song was the second song ever recorded by the original '56 Blue Caps.

This deceptively slow-paced song has some quintessential guitar work from Cliff. The most earth-shattering thing about Be Bop A Lula is Dickie Harrell's decision to use brushes on a Rock 'n' Roll song? Dramatic! Fantastic! Ground-breaking! As mentioned before, in the early recordings, usually only 2 solos were taken by Cliff and this one follows that formula. But, listen to those brushes on the snare as they reel you in ...

Other songs recorded at this particular session were: Race With the Devil; Woman Love; and I Sure Miss You

Special thanks to Guitar-Pro

Be Bop A Lula - 1st Solo

Be Bop A Lula - 2nd Solo

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