Really, who Is Mustang Sally?
The origin story of Mustang Sally is two-pronged. Singer and songwriter Mack Rice wrote the tune after visiting his friend and fellow singer Della Reese. Reese was going to buy her drummer, Calvin Shields, a brand new car.
The other side to the origin story of Mustang Sally stems from a traditional African American folk song called Little Sally Walker. Around the turn of the 20th century, kids would sing this play song in groups.