Tenor sax became one of the most important solo instruments in Rock's early days because of performers like Big Jay McNeely. McNeely was as acrobatic a sax player as he was a dynamic one. He played on his knees, on his back, even on an auto mechanic gurney. These swingin' cuts show him off at his most awesome and electrifying best.
2.There Is Something On Your Mind (Uncut Version)
4.I Got The Message
7.My Darling, Dear
8.Oh No, Daddy-O
9.Blue Couch Boogie
10.I Love You, Oh Darling
11.Oh, What A Fool
Personnel: Big Jay McNeely (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Bob McNeely (brass); Leonard "Tight" Hardiman (drums).
Recording information: Seattle, WA (1958-1960).
Gymnastic sax maniac's output for L.A. DJ Hunter Hancock's Swingin' logo during the late '50s and early '60s. Naturally, his smash "There Is Something on Your Mind" is front and center, alongside the oddly titled "Back...Shack...Track," "Psycho Serenade," and "Blue Couch Boogie." Little Sonny Warner is the vocalist on some sides. ~ Bill Dahl