Watch the Mustang Jelly online guitar lesson by Jasper Mortier from 50 Blues Bass Licks You Must Know
Chuck Berry had a simple theory to create a hit: just stick to every day issues for your songs like cars and girls for example. In Mustang Sally those two topics are simply combined and proved Chuck Berry's theory completely right! But the song would have never reached such a legendary status without the smooth yet powerful rhythm track created by one of my all time favorite rhythm sections: Al Jackson on drums and Donald 'Duck' Dunn on bass and of course the great rhythm guitar by Steve Cropper. In their version of the song the bassline is doubled by the guitar giving it an even more driving feel.