Big Jay McNeely Big Jay McNeely 200g D2D LP
Big Jay McNeely Big Jay McNeely 200g D2D LP
Genre: Blues
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Big Jay McNeely Big Jay McNeely 200g D2D LP

Big Jay McNeely

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APLPD2D027
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AAPO 027
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Recorded At Blue Heaven Studios During Blues Masters at the Crossroads 2011!
200g Vinyl Cut By Kevin Gray & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


These direct-to-disc releases, recorded in the church sanctuary of Blue Heaven Studios, are so fresh and pure…Talk about up to audiophile standards! The immediacy, the dynamics - slam and delicacy alike - are just so startlingly real. There's nothing lost. It's positively lifelike.

"Rock 'n' Roll saxophone pretty much begins with Big Jay McNeely. He's the king of the honkin', squealin', bar walkin', flat-on-his-back Blowin' tenor men — the Number One 'real gone guy' of the '50s." — Black & White Blues

Tenor saxophonist Cecil "Big Jay" McNeely has been "the king of the honkers" for more than 60 years, and he's still blowing his horn like a man craving someone he can't have. Born in Watts, California, in 1927, he formed his own band with jazz legends Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) and Hampton Hawes (piano) while still in high school. But in late 1948, when he was asked to record for Savoy Records, he abandoned jazz for something more raucous and struck pay dirt when his second release, a honked-up instrumental called "Deacon's Hop," went to No. 1 on the national R&B charts in February 1949.

For the next several years, Big Jay, according to The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, "was famed for his playing-on-his-back acrobatics and his raw, hard-swinging playing."

In 1959 Big Jay enjoyed a huge hit with a blues ballad called "There Is Something On Your Mind," featuring Haywood "Little Sonny" Warner on vocals. The record stayed on the R&B charts for six months and reached as high as 44 on the pop charts. The song was later a hit for Bobby Marchan and has been recorded by B.B. King, Etta James, Freddy Fender, The Hollywood Flames, Gene Vincent, Albert King and Professor Longhair among others.

In 2000 the Experience Music Project in Seattle installed a special Big Jay McNeely exhibit that includes his original Conn saxophone; the Smithsonian magazine put the horn on its June 2000 issue cover, along with Jimi Hendrix's hat, Janis Joplin's feather boa and Eric Clapton's Stratocaster.

Features:
• From 2011 Direct To Disc Sessions
• 200g Vinyl
• Cut by Kevin Gray
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Recorded at Blue Heaven Studios

Selections:
Side A:

1. Country Boy
2. There Is Something On Your Mind (feat. Bobby Allen)
3. Party Time
Side B:
1. Jay Opening
2. I Can't Stop Loving You
3. All That Wine Is Gone
Description
This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Recorded At Blue Heaven Studios During Blues Masters at the Crossroads 2011!
200g Vinyl Cut By Kevin Gray & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


These direct-to-disc releases, recorded in the church sanctuary of Blue Heaven Studios, are so fresh and pure…Talk about up to audiophile standards! The immediacy, the dynamics - slam and delicacy alike - are just so startlingly real. There's nothing lost. It's positively lifelike.

"Rock 'n' Roll saxophone pretty much begins with Big Jay McNeely. He's the king of the honkin', squealin', bar walkin', flat-on-his-back Blowin' tenor men — the Number One 'real gone guy' of the '50s." — Black & White Blues

Tenor saxophonist Cecil "Big Jay" McNeely has been "the king of the honkers" for more than 60 years, and he's still blowing his horn like a man craving someone he can't have. Born in Watts, California, in 1927, he formed his own band with jazz legends Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) and Hampton Hawes (piano) while still in high school. But in late 1948, when he was asked to record for Savoy Records, he abandoned jazz for something more raucous and struck pay dirt when his second release, a honked-up instrumental called "Deacon's Hop," went to No. 1 on the national R&B charts in February 1949.

For the next several years, Big Jay, according to The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, "was famed for his playing-on-his-back acrobatics and his raw, hard-swinging playing."

In 1959 Big Jay enjoyed a huge hit with a blues ballad called "There Is Something On Your Mind," featuring Haywood "Little Sonny" Warner on vocals. The record stayed on the R&B charts for six months and reached as high as 44 on the pop charts. The song was later a hit for Bobby Marchan and has been recorded by B.B. King, Etta James, Freddy Fender, The Hollywood Flames, Gene Vincent, Albert King and Professor Longhair among others.

In 2000 the Experience Music Project in Seattle installed a special Big Jay McNeely exhibit that includes his original Conn saxophone; the Smithsonian magazine put the horn on its June 2000 issue cover, along with Jimi Hendrix's hat, Janis Joplin's feather boa and Eric Clapton's Stratocaster.

Features:
• From 2011 Direct To Disc Sessions
• 200g Vinyl
• Cut by Kevin Gray
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Recorded at Blue Heaven Studios

Selections:
Side A:

1. Country Boy
2. There Is Something On Your Mind (feat. Bobby Allen)
3. Party Time
Side B:
1. Jay Opening
2. I Can't Stop Loving You
3. All That Wine Is Gone
Genre
Blues
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Big Jay McNeely
Title
Big Jay McNeely
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
200G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
1
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
10-29-2012
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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