Jean Knight Biography
26 June 1943, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Knights early releases with producer Huey P. Meaux were overshadowed by Mr. Big Stuff in 1971, one of souls most popular releases. Released on Stax Records and produced by Wardell Quezerque at the same session that yielded the King Floyd hit Groove Me, Knights performance was rewarded with a US number 2 pop hit and R&B number 1. The combination of the irresistible rhythms of southern and New Orleans dance styles indicated the emergence of a new-found style; however, despite several excellent follow-up singles, including You Think Youre Hot Stuff and Carry On, the studio team were unable to develop this style further. The singer did re-emerge during the 80s with You Got The Papers (But I Got The Man) (1981) and a version of the perennial, if suggestive, favourite, My Toot Toot (1985).
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.